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November 3, 2011 | The founder and executive director of Good Works Inc. shares what he has learned in the past 30 years about building and sustaining a community of hope.
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November 3, 2011 | Prayer. Welcoming others. Giving and receiving. For staff members of the Ohio-based ministry, these are some of the important practices that have made the organization successful in serving the poor.
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October 18, 2011 | The author of “Unleader” discusses the common traits she has found in effective leaders during her 15 years as president and CEO of Development Associates International.
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October 17, 2011 | A small, rural Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation in Iowa has given away more than $1 million in scholarships to the graduates of its local schools, regardless of whether they are members of the church or the denomination -- or even Christians.
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October 7, 2011 | CeaseFire has created a new model for combating crime. The key: Looking at urban violence as a public health problem, not a criminal justice problem.
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October 6, 2011 | Is it any wonder that so many people find religious settings stultifying? It's time to recover joy, humor and laughter in Christian churches, says the Rev. James Martin.
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September 26, 2011 | Does higher education lead to a loss of faith? The answer is as complex as the American religious landscape.
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September 23, 2011 | The Latino Community Credit Union was founded more than a decade ago in response to violence against a growing Latino population. Today, its community-focused approach to banking has made it a model institution for how to serve immigrants, the poor and diverse customers.
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September 9, 2011 | Writer Marilynne Robinson is known for her exploration of theology in her literary works; in two scenes from her novels, the character Jack Boughton seeks to answer the question: “Are there people who are simply born evil, live evil lives, and then go to hell?”
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August 18, 2011 | Sarah Jobe, an ordained Baptist minister and a prison chaplain, explains what it is like to live in an intentional Christian community and how she has learned, despite her fears, to practice hospitality and live out the book of Acts.