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Tibetan Buddhists and Native Americans Find Common Ground in Montana

Tibetan lama Tulku Sang-Ngag Rinpoche has placed a 24-foot-tall Buddhist statue of Yum Chenmo, the Great Mother of Wisdom and Compassion, on a Montana Native American reservation as part of... read more >

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U.S. Catholic Responses to the New Roman Missal

The Catholic Mass is undergoing the most significant change since the early 1970s, resulting in what the Vatican considers to be a more authentic and literal translation of the original... read more >

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Practicing Voodoo in New Orleans

Perhaps surprisingly, a majority of the practitioners of Voodoo are women, and many are Catholic. Indeed, the similarities between Voodoo and Catholicism are significant, according to Martha Ward, professor of... read more >

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Preaching and Teaching About Homosexuality in the African American Church

The African American Lectionary project provides a variety of resources to enhance ministry to the African American community. One is The Dialogue Corner, an opportunity for preachers and teachers to... read more >

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Sermon Illustrations for the African American Church

The African American Lectionary project provides bible commentary, cultural and worship resources and additional supports for preachers who want to address the key liturgical and cultural moments important to most... read more >

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Listening to Faith: A Conversation with Krista Tippett

Listening, says Krista Tippett, is an endangered art. It is endangered because we are taught in school to lead with our opinions. The problem, she says, is that leading with... read more >

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Discovering Essential Beliefs: A Conversation with Bob Abernethy

“There is an important religion component to almost every major national and international story. … We try to identify these for our viewers and readers,” says Bob Abernethy, founder and... read more >

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Low-Income Urban Mothers Desire but Resist Church Participation

Low-income urban mothers have a strong desire to have their children become involved in organized religion and develop a personal faith. However, those same parents tend to avoid church participation... read more >

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Worship During Lent

The period of Lent has historically been a time of instruction, repentance, return to the faith and preparation for Easter’s affirmation of Christ’s resurrection. The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship... read more >

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Your Work Matters, Worship Service & Sermon Helps

Need something to stimulate new ideas about weekly Christian worship design, sermons and hymnody or discover new approaches to special-occasion and seasonal worship events? An extensive database of sermon outlines... read more >

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75th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising April 19, 1943

"April 19 is deeply embedded within my personal memory bank. On that date 75 years ago, in 1943, I was a youngster...

Strengthening Churches and Congregations

New book, Divergent Church from Tim Shapiro and Kara Faris featured by Center for Congregations.   New...

A No News Day

"Imagine you had a very special time machine: one that could take you back to any April 18 in all of history. When and...

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