As Christian leaders, how can we recognize and honor both the new and innovative and the old that grounds and roots the new? A managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity ponders this when she sells an antique spinning wheel.
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Engaging young adults in Jewish life was one of the goals of the Union for Reform Judaism's Communities of Practice, which sparked experiments in synagogues across North America.
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Synagogues that participated in the Union for Reform Judaism’s Communities of Practice identified best principles to advance change.
An organization with a clear identity will be able to narrate fully who it is, what key factors have shaped its identity in the past, where it ought to be heading, and why, writes the theologian.
ThinkHouse fellows David LiCause, Allison Fairbank, Rebecca Holmes and Kyle Sheats work together during a class.
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Jeff Kaplan saw a problem with the toxins in the stuff in our homes, so he and his partners began selling toxin-free home furnishings. His vision is to transform the industry.
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Innovation begins with carefully listening to a community and defining the problems it’s facing. Then social innovators act, learning from failure and building on success, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Paul S. Grogan, president of the Boston Foundation, visits with students in a school supported by the foundation, which works with community members, state and local governments, and other institutions to improve health and vitality of greater Boston.
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The Boston Foundation envisions its role as more than just a philanthropy; it also serves as a civic leader, says the foundation president in this Q&A.
Northwest Baptist Seminary in Vancouver collaborated with its denomination and churches to create Immerse, an M.Div. program built on a set of outcomes that are learned and practiced in the church. In this Q&A, the president talks about the program and the process that produced it.
The nonprofit Cy-Hope has opened two Hope Centers, where 50-80 kids stop by after school each week to have a safe, fun place to hang out and get help with their homework.
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Members of Foundry UMC discovered deep needs in the seemingly prosperous suburb where the church is located. They responded by creating a nonprofit that has helped thousands of economically disadvantaged children.
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).
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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.
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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