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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 

A Detroit pastor and her church are building something big with tiny homes

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.

Bread Church participants gather ingredients for an evening of baking and spiritual discussion.  Photos by Brian Diggs.

A struggling Texas church is slowly rising again, becoming leaven for the community

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.

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

Alaina Kleinbeck: Put your power to work to address systemic oppression

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.