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The importance of Leading (and collaborating) effectively

It is frequently noted in material on seminary leadership that the president and board chairman need to form an effective, mutually respectful relationship. The same can be said for all... read more >

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Managing change by keeping your eye on the goal

The replacement of existing policies, cultures or even products with emerging alternatives is difficult for any organization. Key to managing the resulting, if temporary, disruption without attempting to prevent innovation... read more >

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Women priests challenge Catholic history, church laws

In 2002, seven women were ordained as priests by a male bishop in Europe as an act of defiance against the Catholic conviction that divine law forbids the priesthood to... read more >

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Vatican II: Looking Back Can Help Us Move Forward

Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council out of a conviction that the Catholic Church needed to recognize that the world is not a hostile place and the church... read more >

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Theological education rebounds, but fewer students enroll

As some seminaries consolidate and others close, new schools are opening alongside new degree programs and a rise in online education.

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Faith and Politics — Why it Matters

In a 2010 speech, Rick Santorum offered his views of religion, the moral life and how faith informs his political decision-making. Watch excerpts from his speech in a 3½-minute video... read more >

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Catholic Institutions Defy the Obama Administration

Forty-three Catholic institutions filed federal lawsuits in a coordinated effort to secure the continued separation of church beliefs and practices from state claims of an overriding interest. Bob Abernethy of... read more >

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The Community is What Counts

Arnold M. Eisen, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, shares the concern of mainline Protestantism over declines in participation. That challenge, he suggests, is best addressed by... read more >

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How a Small Church Creates a Big Ministry Impact

With a full-time staff of just three people, Metro Baptist Church serves nearly 1,600 community members in the infamous New York neighborhood known as Hell’s Kitchen through preschool and after-school... read more >

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Rep. Paul Ryan and the Rev. Tom Reese: Catholic Teaching and the Budget

In an April 2012 lecture at Georgetown University, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan reflected theologically on the federal budget out of his understanding of Catholic teaching. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, a... read more >

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The Power of Questions

"Questioning is a uniquely powerful tool for unlocking value in organizations: It spurs learning and the exchange of...

Churches - Buildings and Congregations, 5 Do's & Don't

A church is both building and people, bricks and mortals. First came the attendance decline among mortals; a...

Only 91 percent of Men Think Killing is Wrong

Keeping the Sabbath was the least popular of the commandments among religious “nones,” with 20 percent saying it is...

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