A young Latino pastor celebrates the church that allows everyone to be whoever they happen to be, working together to create communities of abundant life.
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Seventy volunteers formed a bucket brigade to move 7 metric tons of dirt up four steep flights of steps to fill 50 kiddie pools that make up the rooftop garden that will serve two nearby food pantries. Photo courtesy of Metro Baptist Church
Metro Baptist Church and its sister nonprofit, Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, have made the most of resources to create a thriving ministry to the poor in Hell’s Kitchen with a small budget and staff.
For almost 30 years, Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking,” has been using witness and storytelling to bring people close to the reality of the death penalty.
A refugee from Burma resettled by Church World Service in Durham, N.C., repairs a bicycle at a bike co-op. Church World Service is a partner of the nonprofit DurhamCares. Joanna Schiestl
The nonprofit DurhamCares seeks to make the Great Commandment a reality by building a process and infrastructure for meaningful giving to community organizations.
Efrem Smith uses hip-hop music in church, but it’s not a marketing gimmick. For this pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church, embracing hip-hop culture is an expression of his theology and a means of achieving the goal of his ministry: a church that’s a mosaic of all kinds of people.