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Volunteer efforts are a huge part of the operation of the church. Most faith organizations have key members of staff on payroll, but a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that helps keep them afloat is accomplished by peop ...

Category: Politics Religion Political and Religious Controversy

Most churches enjoy a tax-exempt status. With freedom comes responsibility, though. Maintaining transparency in church finances, particularly with members and regular contributors, is not just the right thing to do. It a ...

Category: Politics Religion

You searched for a long time, but you finally did it. You found a church where you feel like you belong. It has a great children's program for the kids and engaging worship. Best of all, it seems to prioritize full gende ...

Category: Morality Politics Religion

Many LGBTQIA+ Christians struggle to reconcile their gender or sexual identities with their desire to join a faith community. If you are looking for a place to worship, you may be wary of congregations that seem friendly ...

Category: Equal Rights Religion

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

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

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

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

When you think about the members of your church, your mind may automatically settle on the people who are present at services every week or those with whom you serve on committees or in small groups. There are likely oth ...

Category: Aid Religion

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 ...

Category: Morality Religion Social Equality