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November 18, 2011 | Our Saviour Community Garden began as an effort to show that a parish with dwindling membership still had relevance in an older Dallas neighborhood. Eight years later, the church garden has yielded nearly 20 tons of organic produce for the needy, serving as a destination for gardeners and a model for other churches.
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November 7, 2011 | New studies indicate that religion can play a major role in mental health. But not all expressions of faith lead to happier, more peaceful lives. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the relationship between religion and emotional wellbeing.
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November 3, 2011 | Over the past three decades, Good Works in Appalachian Ohio has created a model of Christian hospitality by offering its neighbors a hand up and a chance to help others.
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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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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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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.