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Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA

The Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, center, addresses a crowd at a gathering for social justice.
Photo courtesy of Ebenezer Baptist Church

Raphael G. Warnock: You don't have to look hard or far to see what needs to be done

The senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, says you don’t have to be in a prestigious pulpit to work for justice and the gospel. Look around at the issues in your own community, he says in this interview.

Kevah Teaching Fellowship cohort

Kevah supports small group learning by matching interested groups of people with trained Jewish educators. Some of these teachers are trained by Kevah, others already are professionals. Here the Kevah teaching fellowship cohort gathers with Kevah founder Sara Bamberger (in red headscarf) and Rabbi David Kasher (right front).
Photos by Laura Turbow

Kevah offers a DIY approach to Jewish millennials

A startup in California has adapted the small group model to Jewish life, offering support for people to study ancient texts in community. The approach is attracting both young and old, the unaffiliated as well as synagogue members.

In a 2010 production of Twelth Night, Curio Theater Company takes the stage in Philadelphia's Calvary UMC under an arrangement brokered by Arts in Sacred Places.
Photo by Kyle Cassidy

Making homes for the arts in sacred places

Arts groups need their space, and many older churches have plenty to spare. In a win-win for everyone, a Philadelphia nonprofit is pairing up theater, dance, music and other arts groups with congregations that have underused space.

Beer and Hymns

The Gathering is a congregation in Fargo, North Dakota, that is trying to meet people where they are -- literally and figuratively. Because they don't have a church building, worship, meetings and study sessions take place in a variety of places, including Beer & Hymns at a local brewing company.
Photos by Kaylyn Stroh

Cody Schuler: Doing life together centered on Jesus

The Gathering in Fargo, North Dakota, is a year-old United Methodist congregation that doesn’t have a building to call its own. What it does have, says its pastor in an interview, is a desire to welcome people who don’t feel comfortable in traditional church.

Lerone Martin

Lerone A. Martin is an assistant professor of religion and politics in the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.
Photos courtesy of Lerone A. Martin

Lerone A. Martin: African-American clergy became celebrities "preaching on wax"

In the early 20th century, African-American preachers recorded by major record labels helped shape African-American Christianity with their best-selling sermon recordings, says an assistant professor who has written a book on the subject.

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