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.
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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.
Christian leaders seeking to oppose white supremacy can take actions from public statements to non-violent direct action, says the executive director of Christian Peacemaker Teams, who trained clergy in Charlottesville.
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.
Yes, it would be fun to be trained by Yoda on the planet Dagobah. But it’s the less eccentric elements of humility, vulnerability, honesty and wisdom that make for a fruitful mentoring relationship, writes a young pastor.