The more our vision and our imaginations are remade by resurrection, the more we should refuse to accept things as they are and insist on seeking new ways waiting to emerge, writes a Baptist pastor.
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The author, who was present at a 2002 mass shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, says faith leaders must not only console their communities after gun violence but also hold them responsible for making a change in our society.
The Rev. Sharon Risher became an advocate for gun safety after her mother was killed in the Emanuel AME Church massacre. Photo courtesy of Sharon Risher
A pastor whose mother and cousins were killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston speaks out for Everytown for Gun Safety, saying God gives us not only prayer but motivation and willingness to take action.
What’s the solution to the firearms dilemma for a pastor in gun-loving Texas? Visiting and listening. That allows a pastor to see how isolated and fearful people are, and it offers a chance to connect them to community.
By subverting damaging stereotypes, African-American women have learned leadership skills that benefit not just themselves but also the organizations of which they are a part, writes the director of lifelong learning at Yale Divinity School.
Guatemalan native Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, who was facing deportation, came to live at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro in May 2017. Photos by Alex Maness
The first church in North Carolina to extend sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant facing deportation finds that the decision to open their doors is just the beginning of the journey.
Judicatories help us remember and uphold the common good, facilitate collaboration and learning, leverage economies of scale, and model a faithful response to change, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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.
The church needs both those who are loyal to existing religious institutions and those eager to usher in what the church will look like next, writes the managing director of grants at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.