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Clergy Renewal Programs (Part II): Renewal is Key to Pastors' Sabbaticals

This is the second of two articles about grants to religious leaders that allow them to take time away from their demanding lives

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The Louisville Institute: Sabbatical Grants for Pastoral Leaders Program 1994-2011

This brief report by Don C. Richter offers a retrospective on the Sabbatical Grants for Pastoral Leaders program

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The Hands of God in Pictures

The Rev. Noelle York-Simmons, an Episcopal priest, spent her sabbatical photographing people’s hands as they received communion. Our hands, she said, tell our story. And our hands, transformed in receiving... read more >

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God wants us to rest: Why do we resist?

The Rev. Allen Burris encourages clergy to exercise enough trust in God and faith in their congregations to break the seven-day-a-week cycle of worry and work. Without it, he says,... read more >

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Rediscovering faith in the midst of crisis: One Pastor's story

“Trust in God, in concert with trust in the people of my congregation, has transformed my ministry into a light burden. It is like feeling the ‘good tired’ after a... read more >

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On Discerning the Creative Work of the Spirit

Arranging a sabbatical, the Rev. Dr. Alison Halsey thought to engender in herself and her congregation the seeds of “hozho,” a Navajo sense of the good life that integrates order,... read more >

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Consider the Sabbatical Context

Increasingly, clergy are encouraged to pay attention to the physical, emotional and spiritual effects of the stress of ministry, and to take steps to protect and preserve their own well-being.... read more >

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A Piano for Christmas

It’s never too early for a great Christmas ad. This is from the folks at John Lewis in Great Britain, who every year...

Can Religion Unite America?

    Calling out racism in American churches, David Gushee, the outgoing president of the American Academy of...

Are American's Religious Communities Unique?

Two-thirds of U.S. Christians pray daily, compared with a median of just 18 percent of Christians across 15 countries...

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