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    A new national museum explore the role religion has played in the African-American experience and the making of America; a nonprofit in San Diego improves the lives of the poor in nearby Tijuana by building sturdy new homes for them; and … More

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    “There is no way you can talk about, discuss or even acknowledge the contribution of African-American history without acknowledging the very real presence and power of faith as a part of that history,” says Rex Ellis, associate director of curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. More

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    “Not only are the people here benefiting and becoming stronger communities, but the [volunteers] from the states are learning about the people here. They’re learning about each other, and it’s very uplifting,” says Paula Claussen, founder and president of Project Mercy, a nonprofit that replaces the shanties and lean-tos of poor residents in Tijuana with real homes. More

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    “It is considered the time in the prayer service where we are most open spiritually, and we’re really ready to talk to God,” says Rabbi Shira Stutman, senior rabbi at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC. More

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  • Rabbi Shira Stutman

    “What we’re saying is yes, God, I’m in my personal relationship with you, but I’m also in a relationship with all these people around me.” More

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  • Spiritual Healthcare

    Spiritual care is gaining  ground as an integral part of hospital care; and Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, who founded a church for all the sinners and saints in need of God’s grace.
     
     

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    “This is a silent revolution that’s transformed health care so that every person can have their inner life, their spirituality addressed as an integral part of their care,” says Dr. Christina Puchalski, founder and director of the George Washington University Medical School’s Institute for Spirituality & Health. More

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    “Relationship is what matters,” says Dr. Christina Puchalski, director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health and professor of medicine at George Washington University. “My relationship with my patient—that’s where healing occurs. It’s within that relationship, and that’s what needs to be supported.” More

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    “So much of spirituality is about sanding ourselves down, smoothing ourselves out so that we’re nice and shiny. But the fact is the jagged edges of our humanity are what actually connect us to God and to one another,” says Nadia Bolz-Weber, the tattooed founding pastor of The House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver. More

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    Read an excerpt from Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber. More

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