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How do women fare in European and Israeli politics?

In a study of 330 separate political parties in Asia, Europe and Africa, researchers gathered information to assess how the characteristics of the political parties influence women’s chances of assuming... read more >

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The State of Christianity in Pakistan

Most Pakistani Christians trace their roots to 19th-century British and American missionaries, but Christian communities in the Indian subcontinent sprang from many sources, including one branch that claims origination in... read more >

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Sermon ideas to welcome people with disabilities

Disability Awareness Sunday is an opportunity to show that differences do not mean people ought to be excluded, dismissed or demonized, for God is also God of different abilities, and... read more >

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Bringing faiths together through music

More than a century ago, missionaries discovered that singing biblical psalms set to indigenous melodies produced mass conversions among the persecuted Punjabis of what is now Pakistan. The Rev. Eric... read more >

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court

Some of the strongest opposition to gay marriage has come from religious groups, especially evangelicals and Roman Catholics. However, Jewish groups, the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Church... read more >

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Syrian religious conflict spilling into Turkey

Antakya, Turkey, once known as Antioch, has been called the cradle of Christianity because of the time spent there by Apostles Peter and Paul. Though Turkey is predominantly Muslim today,... read more >

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Religious diversity in the U.S. Congress

The 113th Congress embodies more religious diversity than any other in U.S. history, including one new member who describes her religion as “none.” Another congressional freshman was sworn in using... read more >

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Racial Diversity Increasing in U.S. Congregations

Martin Luther King’s once said 11 a.m. Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America.

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A Look at Gay Marriage Views in the Black Church

Joel Tinsley-Hall, a gay black American, and Scott Tinsley-Hall, a gay white American, both grew up in conservative Christian families and church communities. The now-married couple worship at The Open... read more >

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Interfaith dialogue: Archbishop Carey's search for common ground

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey was one of three major religion leaders to receive the 2012 Interfaith Award from Search for Common Ground, an organization that collaborates with government... read more >

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International Peacemaker on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Union Seminary

Dr. Mary Mikhael, a native of Syria, will visit Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond October 3, 2018, to address the...

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...

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)...

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