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Being a Bridge Person

Being a Bridge Person

“If there isn’t the crack in the middle where there are some people on both sides who absolutely refuse to see the other as evil, this is going to continue.” Frances Kissling is a “bridge person” in the abortion debate: a long-time pro-choice activist who has sought to come into relationship with her political opposites. She has experienced something more powerful, as she tells it, than defining common ground — and this has lessons for other issues in our common life and our struggles with people with whom we disagree the most.

Building A Longer Table: Embracing the Disability Community

Building A Longer Table: Embracing the Disability Community

Dates & Time: 
Oct 15, 2018

The history of the faith community’s interaction with the disability community has been an ambiguous one. The church has often supported social structure and attitudes that isolate and treat people with disabilities with paternalism, often without realizing it.

Location: 
Hartford Seminary 77 Sherman St, Hartford, CT 06105

Franklin College Master's Program Gift

Franklin College Master's Program Gift

"A $150,000 gift from Drs. Leonard and Teresa Bissonnette will help support Franklin College's new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. The gift will help launch the master's program in January. 

Leonard Bissonnette, a 1962 alumnus of Franklin, says the school offered him an educational foundation to build a successful career. “Terry and I are very impressed with Dr. Meehan and the Physician Assistant Studies program he is building.  We are honored to support this program and its impact on students and the college.”

Working Hands

Working Hands

The Work of the Hands by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros ... It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up to the light of a new day. With open hands we praise in church, we offer help in community, we wash off the day and welcome a new one. [Read more].

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Discovering Hope in the Valley of Dry Bones

Struggling in the valley of dry bones?

Listen and subscribe to Faith & Leadership's podcast, Can These Bones. The Rev. Laura Everett and the Rev. Bill Lamar talk to leaders inside and outside of the church, finding where others are discovering hope and seeing Christian institutions thrive. [Listen now}.

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

The Heart of a Servant and Faith Like a Child

Here are some sermon resources and art work for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - September 23, 2018 (Year B) from the Liturgy Letter:

Bob Smietana New Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service (RNS).

Bob Smietana New Editor-in-Chief of Religion News Service (RNS).

Religion News Service (RNS), an independent, nonprofit source of global news on religion, spirituality, culture and ethics, has appointed Bob Smietana as its new editor-in-chief.

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

The Benefits of Awareness of Mortality

"In becoming forcibly and essentially aware of my own mortality, and of what I wished and wanted for in my life, however short it might be, priorities and omissions became strongly etched in a merciless light and what I most regretted were my silences. Of what had I ever been afraid?"

Teacher & Scholar Grants Available

Teacher & Scholar Grants Available

Apply now for grants to strengthen Christian public worship practices

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship will award grants of up to $18,000 to foster vital worship by supporting teacher-scholars in any field as they do integrated research that connects worship with other disciplines of study and practice. Apply by Oct. 1.

Returning: Finding a Way Back

Returning: Finding a Way Back



Return and Reintegration: A Rite and a Right: That the Old Testament instructs us to exile the leper during his ailment can seem harsh and maybe even cruel, but the key to this process is: everyone gets to return. This is a radical idea.  [Read more]

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Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

Relationship Across Rupture

On Being with Sally Kohn & Erick Erickson, “Relationship Across Rupture”Two lightning-rod figures on...

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant to help establish the CBF Thriving in Ministry...

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