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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: 45 Years Translating the Talmud

Historically, the Jewish Talmud – a compilation of rabbinic commentary on the Torah – had to be read and studied in its original languages: ancient Hebrew and Aramaic. Now, thanks... read more >

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Responsibilities of Boards of Theological Education

People called to serve on boards of seminaries and university-related schools of theology share a responsibility to advance Christian ministry and theological scholarship by practicing wise stewardship of resources in... read more >

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A Glimpse into Hospice Chaplaincy

The heart and soul of hospice chaplaincy are explored in "Conversations Before Dying," an 8½-minute news video and transcript from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, a source for distinctive, cutting-edge news... read more >

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Faith Groups and Immigration

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Arizona’s immigration law, religious groups held a 48-hour prayer vigil. A religious concern of vigil supporters is that their charitable work among... read more >

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When Worship Practices Cross Cultures

Baptist church planters Charles and Glenda S. Brown found their new Texas church attracting people of many cultures and families of mixed races. That led to building relationships with churches... read more >

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Churches and the Mentally Ill

One out of 10 people will experience a severe and persistent mental illness at some point in life. During the last 15 years, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Atlanta has... read more >

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Crafting Your Congregation’s Online Presence

Among people who have been attending a church for less than a year, 27 percent found that church online, according to church website design company Monk Development, and 61 percent... read more >

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The United Farm Workers at 50 Years

The United Farm Workers movement was the first successful labor union for farm workers, but at its 50-year mark it is struggling to retain membership and influence. Organizers, clergy and... read more >

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Exploring the Role of the Lord’s Supper in the Reformed Tradition

The practice of celebrating the Eucharist weekly is deeply embedded in the Reformed tradition: It originates in the teaching of John Calvin. As such, many congregations are considering observing the... read more >

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Why Multi-site Churches are Succeeding

Multi-site congregations are growing faster than megachurches. Multi-site congregations share vision, budget, leadership and board of directors, face fewer problems related to zoning, building and community acceptance, and allow for... read more >

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Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

$2 Miilion for Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has received a grant of $2 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s...

Answering A Call For Help

Anyone who belongs to a large, extended family network that includes people living in poverty knows about that phone...

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