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
    August 3, 2009 | The founders of Scriptural Reasoning, a forum for interreligious conversation, talk about the fruits of friendship, conflict and drama.
  • Multimedia
    July 13, 2009 | Leaders see possibilities amid despair. At-risk neighborhoods need pastors and community workers disciplined by creativity, resolve, hope and -- above all -- a God-given vision.
  • Q&A
    July 6, 2009 | For Sam Barkat, Christians must become “people of the basin and towel,” since humility is crucial on the journey to diversity.
  • Q&A
    June 18, 2009 | Poor neighborhoods usually lack more than money. They lack leaders. John M. Perkins has spent five decades strengthening disenfranchised communities by raising up leaders from an often-overlooked location -- within.
  • Multimedia
    June 1, 2009 | Partnership is a new model. American and African Christians have unique gifts and resources to share with each other for more effective global missions, says AME Bishop Paul J.M. Kawimbe.
  • Multimedia
    April 27, 2009 | Treating people with unconditional hospitality, no matter what their background, is a hallmark of Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia. Four years ago, the congregation opened its doors to the surrounding community, offering worship, food and a welcoming place to gather.
  • Article
    April 24, 2009 | Leaders of Broad Street Ministry made a church to serve its neighbors. The result is an unconventional Christian community that embraces everyone from homeless people to investment bankers.
  • Q&A
    April 23, 2009 | The congregation of Broad Street Ministry didn’t fit into any of the Presbytery of Philadelphia's existing categories, so it created a new one, says the Rev. Jeanne Bragdon Radak, a presbytery official.
  • Article
    February 16, 2009 | American churches are growing more ethnically diverse, a new study shows. More recent immigrants are members of predominantly white churches, but truly multicultural congregations are still rare.
  • Multimedia
    February 12, 2009 | Forgiveness and love of enemies are at the heart of leadership, says L’Arche founder Jean Vanier.