Gun violence is sickeningly common, and Christian leaders often are called upon to respond when it happens. Here are resources from the Faith & Leadership archives to help in that difficult task.
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Volunteers help evacuate people from a flooded neighborhood near Buffalo Bayou in Houston.
The most culturally diverse city in the nation has responded to the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey by serving and sacrificing for others, writes a Houston church leader.
The Revs. Zac Koons (center) and David Peters lead veterans in prayer at an Episcopal Veterans Fellowship healing service. Photos by Brian Diggs
Drawing on ancient religious practices and the latest research on “moral injury,” the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship is building a community of healing and reconciliation for military veterans.
Charlottesville clergy and others -- such as activist and social critic Cornel West, third from left -- marched in opposition to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Viriginia, which resulted in violent clashes. Photo by Sandi Bachom
Three people who were part of the organized religious opposition to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, share their experiences.
The Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas, center with red stole, is flanked by two local rabbis in a procession of clergy and others. The group included Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy, wearing white t-shirt and jeans, who called for the statue of Robert E. Lee to be removed. Photo courtesy of Elaine Ellis Thomas
A participant in the clergy response to the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 12 shares her story.
There’s a resurgence of interest in the Rev. Pauli Murray, a lawyer, writer, activist and feminist. In this audio piece, a pastor in her home state of North Carolina explains why he thinks her life and work are so important for a new generation.
Participants in the Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope walk through the N.C. city. The pilgrimage teaches about the pain, pride and suffering of the city's people. Photos courtesy of DurhamCares.
Going on a “pilgrimage of pain and hope” in your own city is a spiritual discipline with the power to transform your relationship with a place and its people, writes a pilgrimage participant and leader.
Emmanuel Katongole is an associate professor of theology and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. Photo courtesy of Emmanuel Katongole
Despite decades of hardship, violence and war, hope is alive in Africa. It flows from lament, a deep wrestling and arguing with God, the theologian says in his new book.
Milcah Lalam, left, co-facilitating a trauma recovery seminar for civil and religious leaders in South Sudan. Photo courtesy of Milcah Lalam
A Christian peace worker explains how drama, music and dance can help people struggling with deep trauma -- and why lament is healthy.
In this collection of columns written originally for The Huffington Post, the Rev. Michael W. Waters offers stories from the front lines and offers ways that he and others can live out their faith for the cause of social justice.