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Barack and Michelle Obama, George W. and Laura Bush, at a memorial for the Dallas police shooting victims

Former President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama pray at the memorial service for five police officers killed in Dallas on July 7, 2016. Photo by The White House, via Wikimedia Commons

Jason Byassee: On not knowing what to say

Christian leaders who are obligated to speak out on current events don’t have to join the media noise. Silence says more than punditry, writes a seminary professor.

The Rev. Laura Everett, in front row wearing black and white skirt, joins congregants and other visitors at a June 15  interfaith prayer vigil, asking for healing and unity following gun violence in Orlando, Boston and elsewhere. The vigil was held at Bethel AME in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Getty Images / Photo by Lane Turner.

There is gospel to preach here: Christian leaders respond to the Orlando shooting

Twelve Christian leaders across the country serving in a variety of roles tell the stories of how they responded to the massacre and offer resources to help others responding to tragedy.

A scene from the South African province KwaZulu-Natal, where Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary is located. The seminary educates leaders from South Africa and neighboring countries. BigStock / BennyMarty

Simangaliso Kumalo: Politics, the church and theological education in South Africa

It’s easy to dismiss the church’s political role in countries where political rights are not an issue. But in post-apartheid South Africa, the church and seminary have a critical role to play in developing leaders who will transform society, says the president of Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary.

The reintroduction of wolves into the ecosystem of Yellowstone National Park had far-reaching impact. Bigstock / hkuchera

L. Gregory Jones: Metaphors matter

The metaphors we use shape our imaginations about ourselves, our work and our organizations. What might we discover if we thought of our organizations as organisms embedded in ecosystems, wonders the executive vice president and provost of Baylor University.

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