Reconciliation

In a world that is often marked by conflict, Christian leaders and their institutions provide direction and theological meaning in our efforts to reconcile to God, ourselves, one another and all of creation. To cultivate thriving communities, we are called to participate in God’s redemption of the world by bearing witness to God’s grace and love.

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  • Q&A
    January 15, 2013 | Christians in Hong Kong wield influence beyond their small numbers, which is a blessing and a burden, says the dean of a seminary and president of the Methodist Church of Hong Kong.
  • Q&A
    December 3, 2012 | Prejudice against Muslims has a long history in the West, says a British legal scholar. Personal contact is the antidote, and churches have a crucial role to play in making those contacts, she says.
  • Reflection
    September 24, 2012 | In a backyard garden at D.C.’s Church of the Pilgrims, God’s promise, the Holy One’s movement of liberation, is alive and buzzing in the form of 40,000 fat, furry honeybees, says the church’s associate pastor.
  • Sermon
    September 24, 2012 | St. Francis didn’t argue with those who thought he’d lost his mind, says an Episcopal priest. He admitted he was fool enough to believe that Jesus meant his disciples to live as he had instructed.
  • Reflection
    September 5, 2012 | An Army chaplain in Afghanistan discovers that it’s easier to talk about love of enemies from a distance than up close. Fortunately, God promises to stand in the void and finish all that we have not been able to do.
  • Multimedia
    July 31, 2012 | Even after the worst atrocities, forgiveness is possible, says a South African psychologist and researcher. At its core lies empathy, the turning point where people encounter and recognize each other as human beings.
  • Article
    July 30, 2012 | Hip hop is this era’s sacred hope, says the dean of the Howard University School of Divinity.
  • Multimedia
    July 16, 2012 | Colleges and universities -- particularly faith-based institutions -- must work toward diversity in enrollment, hiring and curriculum, says an administrator at George Fox University.
  • Multimedia
    July 2, 2012 | A Presbyterian minister who helped resolve bloody conflicts in Sudan reflects on his long career of peacemaking in America and Africa.
  • Reflection
    July 2, 2012 | Tales of human saints and saintly animals aren’t just legends of ancient heroes but rather a vision of <em>shalom</em>, writes the senior minister of Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.