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Margarita Mooney is an associate professor of congregational studies at Princeton Theological Seminary who teaches her students that the first move in learning is a posture of humility. Photo courtesy of Margarita Mooney

Margarita Mooney: Connecting sociology and theology is important for students and the university

Students should take part in conversations across disciplines and perspectives and learn that even in disagreement, listening is key, says a professor of sociology and religion.

During the school year, Memphis Athletic Ministries hosts basketball leagues for teams that include participants in MAM programs as well as school, church and recreational teams from across the city. Photos courtesy of Memphis Athletic Ministries

Memphis Athletic Ministries for youth isn't just recreational and educational. It's incarnational.

The real aim of MAM isn’t to teach basketball to the 700 kids who show up every day. It is to build community and strengthen families by demonstrating God’s love.

Students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley take part in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich outreach program. Once a week they offer their fellow students a sandwich and an opportunity to learn about God. Photo courtesy of Baptist Student Ministry

A campus ministry on the U.S.-Mexico border trains young Christians to lead

Life on the border is difficult. But the Baptist Student Ministry of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is working to help young adults who live there leverage their own strength and resilience to step out as leaders of the Valley and the nation.

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