What is the role of black preaching in the new America of President-elect Trump? This Advent, a young AME pastor finds inspiration and insight in the theology of his denomination’s founder, Richard Allen.
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Founded in 1852, The Christian Recorder -- the official newspaper of the AME Church -- is the world’s oldest black newspaper. And its new editor says his task is to ensure that it remains a vibrant voice for the church and the African-American community.
The Rev. Faith Fowler is the executive director of Cass Community Social Services, which is spearheading the $1.5-million dollar project to build tiny homes for people who have been shut out of homeownership. Photo by Diane Weiss.
The Rev. Faith Fowler shares a few lessons from her work as pastor of Detroit’s Cass Community UMC and executive director of Cass Community Social Services.
The Rev. Faith Fowler stands in front of the first of 25 new tiny homes that will be built in Detroit by Cass Community Social Services. Photo by Diane Weiss
As both pastor and nonprofit executive director, the Rev. Faith Fowler is known for her outreach to the poor. Her latest effort: a village of tiny homes that will allow people to become stakeholders in their neighborhood and in their city.
In the wake of the presidential election, it's time for listening and learning, says the CEO of Sojourners in this interview.
Bread Church participants gather ingredients for an evening of baking and spiritual discussion. Photos by Brian Diggs.
Despite years of decline and worries about the future, Austin's Memorial UMC is moving forward in ministry, with bread baking, ESL classes and a decidedly Wesleyan model of church focused not on themselves but on their neighbors.
Rather than doing what has always been done, denominational leaders are experimenting with new models of serving congregations, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
In medicine as in the church, many traditional markers of success are ultimately idols, say leaders of a Christian primary care health network in Memphis. Young doctors “with eyes to see” are called instead to care for the poor.
One of several murals of Pauli Murray created as part of a collaborative public art project in her hometown of Durham, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Face Up Project, Duke University Center for Documentary Studies
Christian leaders have the responsibility to think institutionally about our power and the ways in which it reiterates the systemic injustices we observe in our world, writes the director of Duke Youth Academy.
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II speaking at a Moral Monday rally. Creative Commons: Flickr / Twbuckner
In this interview, the leader of the Moral Mondays movement talks about leading in the public square.