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7 Ways Congregations Can Embrace People With Special Needs

Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.

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The Role of Faith Communities in HIV Health

In the United States, the rate of HIV infections has stabilized in all age groups except young men aged 13 to 25. In that age group, there has been a... read more >

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The Story of Judaism In The World

History can be ironic. During the birth pangs of Christianity, when the distinction between being a Jew who followed Jesus and a Jew who did not was ambiguous, early Christian... read more >

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The Diversity Of Your Faith Community

How can you learn about your community's diverse faith communities and expressions? In New York City, a project called "A Journey Through NYC Religions" simply interviews members of the Big Apple's... read more >

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Increase Young Adult Participation in Your Faith Community

At a time when a growing number of young adults aged 18 to 34 are not connected with any religion, some congregations buck the trend. Research indicates that young adults are... read more >

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Life-Changing Ministry Develops From Cross-Race Friendships

In an effort to help unemployed and underemployed people, churches "tend to supply poor people with temporary help in the form of food, housing and clothing," says David Spickard, the... read more >

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Details, Details: Why a Worship Service's In-between Words Matter

A worship leader, says Heidi De Jonge, pastor of Westside Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Kingston, Ontario, is like a tour guide. A good tour guide leads and instructs, makes... read more >

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Empower Those in Need to Minister to One Another

If it can be said that the economic downturn has a bright side, without sounding too distant from the distress many are experiencing, that claim might fit events at Boston's... read more >

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Building Peace out of the Rubble of War

The Coventry Cathedral in England was built at the site of a Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century by Lady Godiva and her husband Leofric. Built in the 1300s... 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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