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Muslims and Christians in Chicago generate new ideas for working together on the environment. Photos by Dan Davis Photography

Experiment in interfaith relations brings Muslims and Christians together not just to talk, but to act

Using a novel approach borrowed from the tech world, Christians and Muslims come together, coupling words and actions in pursuit of a shared concern: finding a way to make the world a greener place.  

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Divine innovation: How is God making all things new?

This curriculum set, including four visual poems, lesson plans and resource guides, invites your small group to consider God’s creative work in our daily lives -- even in the midst of limitation, lamentation, harm and mess.

Rabbi Jeremy Simons Skypes with a bat mitzvah student to help prepare her for her coming-of-age ceremony. Photo courtesy of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life

Mississippi institute is an anchor for Jewish communities in the South

By blending new technology with traditional methods such as circuit-riding clergy, the Institute of Southern Jewish Life helps form young people in faith even in places where the community has disappeared.

Hannah Terry, left, holding the microphone, leads prayer at a Wednesday night gathering at the Los Arcos apartment complex in Southwest Houston. As part of Westbury UMC's innovative ministry, Terry lives nearby in intentional Christian community. Photo courtesy of Westbury UMC

Tips to support the innovators in your midst

Learn from seasoned leaders and books strategies to identify and nurture talented people and ideas.

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The addition of a contemplative Saturday evening service was part of a radical change in the worship life of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church. Photos by Tom Wallace

A Minneapolis congregation finds new life through the ancient practice of keeping Sabbath

Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church has placed Sabbath keeping at the heart of its life together. Two Sundays a month, they take a rest from work and obligations -- and even the Sunday service.

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Traditioned Innovation

Leadership Education at Duke Divinity teaches a way of thinking that holds the past and future in tension, not in opposition.
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