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    As Baltimore faces the first police trial relating to the death of Freddie Gray, R&E visits a church in the city’s Cherry Hill neighborhood whose ministry and outreach include a boxing gym. Says head coach Mike Moseley, “In life there’s so much temptation, there’s so much bad out there that it’s hard to know you’re doing the right thing. I know 100 percent of the time when I’m in the gym is the right thing, and there’s a freedom in that.” More

    November 25, 2015 | Comments

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    Professor Omid Safi, director of Duke University’s Islamic Studies Center, says the Paris terror attacks were a “harbinger” of more to come. He urges faith communities to build relationships of trust and begin a global conversation about religion so they can be ready to begin the healing process when the next attack occurs. More

    November 25, 2015 | Comments

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    Religious activists are trying to help vulnerable communities in south Louisiana already affected by climate change; a community developer challenges common conceptions about modern charitable work More

    November 25, 2015 | Comments

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    Deep in the bayous of south Louisiana, faith-based activists are trying to help vulnerable groups threatened by the consequences of climate change. More

    November 25, 2015 | Comments

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    “Sea level rises have been measured. They’re verifiable. Climate change is very well documented. The facts are there. You can deny them if you choose to, but we’re seeing the results every day here in south Louisiana, and whether you want to say that’s because of climate change or something else, the effects are very real.” More

    November 25, 2015 | Comments

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    “As the climate changes, species are diminishing. We are seeing the extinction of so many different things, and they are part of us. They are part of the world. They are part of who we are. Are we going to become the next extinction? We need to care for what God has given us, and that is a moral mandate.” More

    November 25, 2015 | Comments

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    “Pope Francis is creating new kinds of conversations. This moral guidance, this moral obligation to our children and to future generations is really resonating with people, and he’s doing it with such hope.” More

    November 25, 2015 | Comments

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    “Carbon-based energy development is the best friend for poor people and would give them the best chance at life.” More

    November 25, 2015 | Comments

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    “Our ministry is different because we focus on development as opposed to just relief. We want to end poverty more than just relieve people from the pain of poverty. We want to change communities,” says Katie Delp, executive director of FCS (Focused Communities Strategies) Urban Ministries. More

    November 25, 2015 | Comments

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    “If we can change the kids, we can have a better world. But it starts with the parents,” says Rev. Troy Lawrence Sr. of Reaping the Harvest, a Full Gospel Baptist Church in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. He spoke with R&E about gun violence at a peace festival last summer. “Let it be about the kids. If we can save the kids, we can save this next generation.” More

    November 23, 2015 | Comments