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Staying active, particularly as you get older, is essential to health. The CDC recommends that older adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic activity. That's five half-hour workouts every week, which ...

Category: Health and Wellness Religion

Many churches have made great strides toward the intentional inclusion of people who don't look or act like their historically typical members. Whether it is committing to the practice of antiracism, affirming the LGBTQI ...

Category: Morality Religion

A newsletter is a great way to keep members and other interested parties informed about what is going on in your congregation. It doesn't do you any good, however, if no one reads it. Follow these tips for making your ch ...

Category: Religion

In 2003, Betsy Greer coined the term "craftivism" to encompass gentle, beautiful ways that creatives can make a difference in the world. Art has long been at the forefront of activist movements, challenging accepted norm ...

Category: Aid Politics Religion

Climate change initiatives, particularly those led by people who lean to the left of the political spectrum, may not currently be in the forefront of your congregation's concerns. Caring for creation is not a political p ...

Category: Aid Environment Politics Religion

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

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

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