When there was violent unrest in Boston, members of the clergy learned to work both with the police and with potentially violent youth. They achieved much-publicized changes, but they also may have claimed success too soon. More
Faith communities in Boston and beyond should pray “for a sense of our connectedness to each other,” says Rev. Samuel Lloyd, priest-in-charge at Trinity Church in Boston’s Back Bay. In the midst of a terrible trauma, they should be “grateful for a God of love working through all of this.” More
Episcopalians will debate a proposal that would allow churches to conduct same-sex weddings in the six states that have legalized gay marriage. Most mainline denominations don't officially allow same-sex weddings. But the changing legal situation is adding new pressure.
Dorchester Temple Baptist Church is home to what is perhaps best known and most successful church-based program in the country fighting violence among inner-city youths. Through Boston’s Ten-Point Coalition, religious leaders and police are working together to make the area safer for all. More