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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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Look For the Helpers: How To Support Your City Through Community Partnerships

Many people come to church with the expectation that they will have opportunities to reach out to their community. Many churches have the resources to create their own outreach programs, but partnering with organizations ...

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Building Racial Equity in the Church

In “Dear Church,” Lenny Duncan, a Black pastor in the ELCA, addresses racial inequities within his denomination. These same inequities exist in many religious institutions. To be a place that welcomes people of all r ...

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How To Respond to a World in Crisis

The last few decades have changed the way citizens get the news. Before the advent of the internet, the nightly newscast and the daily paper were primary sources of information, and they consisted of recaps of the storie ...

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How To Navigate Differing COVID Comfort Levels

In many areas of the country, churches that shut down during the first wave of COVID-19 outbreaks have moved back to in-person services and now may be shutting down again. Some members are likely to be uncomfortable with ...

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How Dropping the Number of Refugees Allowed Into the US Is Affecting Displaced Religious Minorities

Historically, the United States has allowed for around 81,000 refugees to be admitted into the country every year. These are often religious minorities or similarly discriminated-against people fleeing from some of the w ...

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Big Changes in the United Methodist Church's Stance on LGBTQ Rights

Issues concerning LGBTQ rights often pose big questions to politicians and religious leaders alike. While some churches continue to claim that having a sexual orientation other than heterosexuality goes against their tea ...

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Christians Worried Coronavirus Will Cause Porn Addiction to Rise

Some Christians are concerned that stay-at-home orders will lead to an increase in pornography viewership and create a wave of new porn addicts once our lives return to normal.

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