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Victoria Atkinson White: We need each other

In today’s world, we tend to choose friendships with like-minded people rather than investing in a broad community of “familiar but not intimate” relationships. That narrowing of casual relationships is killing our communities and driving us away from God’s work in the world, writes the managing director of grants for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

The Rev. Alvin Edwards (left) visits with  the Rev. Alvin Horton, pastor of First United Methodist Church, during a meeting of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. 
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Alvin Edwards: To make an impact, the religious community must work together

When crisis hit Charlottesville last summer, local clergy were prepared to help lead, thanks in part to newly rebuilt relationships and trust, says the leader of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective.

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The Flint water crisis began about three years ago, and it will be years more before all public water lines are replaced. iStock / Linda Parton

Nathan Kirkpatrick: Sustaining attention after a crisis, when fatigue sets in

Christian leaders must press their communities to address needs long after a health emergency, a natural disaster, a mass shooting -- even when others have moved on, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.