Motivational hip-hop artist and painter Jerrold “Just Flo” Anderson in front of a mural he painted for the Whole Foods in Englewood. Photo by Jason Schumer/South Side Weekly
The opening of a Whole Foods in the Englewood neighborhood was the culmination of a congregation’s multilayered efforts to respond to community needs. Top among them: Fresh, healthy food.
Gregory C. Ellison II: 'It's good to see you. Welcome to Fearless Dialogues. Are you ready for change?'
Seeing and hearing those who have been overlooked is a primary task of leadership and a prerequisite for sustainable change, says a Candler School of Theology professor. His nonprofit, Fearless Dialogues, helps unlikely partners engage in hard conversations.
Not content to do just some good, the former senior engineering director at Google has tackled the question of how to help social organizations do more good. Her lessons: think big, start small and relentlessly seek impact.
Good administration provides predictability -- a clear purpose and guardrails that mark the outer limits of what is permissible -- while also empowering employees to choose a path or suggest a new trail, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
A walkway at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Pennsylvania, which author L. Roger Owens visited, alone and with his family, over the course of a year. Photo by Rachel Handel
Instead of sinking into the feeling of being stuck, a seminary professor set a goal of taking 40 walks to mark his 40th birthday. He then wrote essays about the experience, reflecting on the burdens and the surprises of the middle stage of life.
Small churches learn to evaluate their growth by impact rather than attendance.
The Rev. Justin Mathews works the serving line at Thelma's Kitchen, a cafe operated by Reconciliation Services.
Photos by Susan Pfannmuller
In a neighborhood long marked by the trauma of racism and poverty, Reconciliation Services is building community with an entrepreneurial but distinctly Orthodox Christian approach to mission.