Tag: congregations

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    When you talk about end-of-life issues, according to Gundersen Lutheran Health System’s director of clinical ethics, “you’re really talking about the meaning of life, about your religious beliefs and faith, and ultimately about who you are.” More

    March 16, 2012 | Comments

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    A Christmas pageant, says Calvin College professor of music and worship John Witvliet, is one of the best places in modern culture to witness “a genuine sense of mystery and even solemnity.” More

    December 9, 2011 | Comments

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    Religious leaders have joined civil rights activists, the Justice Department, and others in challenging Alabama’s tough new immigration law. “The government is trying to tell us what we can or can’t do in terms of works of mercy, works of charity, which are fundamental to our faith,” says Father Tom Ackerman of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham. More

    September 23, 2011 | Comments

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    “That old Lutheran concept of the priesthood of all believers—Stephen Ministry helps you live that out,” says Rev. David Sloop. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    Stephen Ministry affirms the tremendous value of the laity in doing the work of congregational care, writes pastoral theology professor Tonya Armstrong. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    What war veterans need, says Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock of the Truth Commission on Conscience in War, “is for people to let them tell their stories and listen, and most congregations don’t really have a clue how to do that.” More

    November 12, 2010 | Comments

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    As national elections approach in the fragile African country of Sudan, one church’s commitment to its education, agriculture, water, and micro-enterprise projects there remains steadfast. More

    April 9, 2010 | Comments

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    Watch some of the religious leaders who were at the March 21 interfaith prayer service for immigration reform on the National Mall.

    March 22, 2010 | Comments

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    Local church leaders in Haiti and the Dominican Republic are waging a joint campaign to make sure aid gets to where it needs to go. More

    February 5, 2010 | Comments

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    “Everything is gone,” says Rev. Caleb Deliard, a Haitian-American pastor. “It’s all gone. It hurts us deep down. We are, as a people now, wounded souls.” More

    January 22, 2010 | Comments

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