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The Tulsa Race Massacre

The year 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race riot, which is considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the United States. Sadly, even people who grew up in Oklahoma often haven’t studie ...

Category: Equal Rights Freedom Human Rights

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How To Find a Great Therapist

Most people don't have any qualms about going to the doctor when they are sick. Many people, however, are hesitant to seek out professional mental health support. This is especially common among religious people who beli ...

Category: Health and Wellness

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Fair Trade as an Act of Faith

The buying and selling of goods and services ideally allows those who work to earn a livable wage that supports all their families' needs. This is not always the case, though. Supporting fair trade practices both individ ...

Category: Morality Religion

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How To Write Your Own Wedding Vows

Your wedding day is a time you and your spouse will remember forever. You'll spend a lifetime telling stories about how good the cake was and what your four-year-old cousin yelled during a serious moment during the cerem ...

Category: Weddings

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Faith as Self-Care

Western cultures often separate the body, mind, soul and spirit, focusing on the things that are good for each as different practices. Research shows, however, that they are more connected than people often realize. Fait ...

Category: Science Spirituality

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How To Combat Shame

For those living with shame or guilt stemming from something that happened at church, returning to church later in life can be difficult. As an ally, kindness, patience, and understanding will be key.

Category: Morality

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How To Plan a Gender-Inclusive Wedding

There is no shortage of wedding planning advice available. Most of it, however, uses heteronormative terms and practices that may make many of your guests feel uncomfortable and may not be sufficient to express the natur ...

Category: Ceremonies Social Equality

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Guidelines for Church Choirs During the Pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, most churches have adjusted their service options to online meetings or adopted responsible social distancing guidelines. These safety procedures are especially important for choirs, as s ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion

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A Survey of Global Religion and Values

The Pew Research Center recently conducted a large survey to gather information on people’s opinion of religion and morals across the globe. Over 38,000 people from 34 different countries were asked a variety of questi ...

Category: Morality Religion

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4 Reasons To Host Church Services Online

Meeting to worship together is a bedrock of many faith traditions. When people can't meet in person, however, it's good to have options that still allow them to participate or keep in touch. Sometimes, in fact, meeting o ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion

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