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Spontaneous memorial for Anthony Bourdain outside New York City restaurant

On June 9, 2018, a day after Anthony Bourdain's death, a makeshift memorial arises in Manhattan outside of Les Halles Brasserie, where he served for years as executive chef.
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Rhonda Mawhood Lee: The lie of suicide, and the abundant love of God

In the face of an onslaught of suicide, the church has a powerful counternarrative, says an Episcopal priest. We are made in God’s image and loved more deeply than we can imagine; death will not ultimately triumph over life.

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The Rev. Chip Webb, far right, drinks coffee at McDonald's most mornings to connect with people outside his congregation. He says the practice helps him remember that he is a member of a broader community. Photo by Lauren Olinger

How can clergy achieve positive mental health?

A new study of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina has found that certain conditions correspond to both a lower likelihood of depression and anxiety and to higher levels of positive mental health. By promoting these, churches can help their clergy thrive.

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