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  • Why The Church Should Lead In Building the Future With Migrants and Refugees

    Our view of God grows because of our interactions and relationships with those who came from different countries.
    Why The Church Should Lead In Building the Future With Migrants and Refugees

    National Migration Week, an event has been celebrated by the Catholic Church for nearly half a century, was September 19-25. The week always culminates in a celebration with the Vatican on the last Sunday of the month, called The ...

  • Sep 22, 2022Devotional

    Trusting in the God Who Sees

    Hagar's story reminds us that God sees and hears, and He responds on our behalf.
    Trusting in the God Who Sees

    As stewards of grace involved in Kingdom work, we can become overwhelmed at the magnitude of the needs surrounding us. We see injustices and abuses of power—and the wounds they create—and our flesh reacts. Too often, we ...

  • An Open Letter of Gratitude to Religion Reporters

    Thank you for helping readers navigate these tumultuous times, but remember to take care of yourself as you take care of your readers.
    An Open Letter of Gratitude to Religion Reporters

    Dear Religion Reporters:

    The last few years have put a spotlight on how important good religion journalism is during an age of misinformation, when civility and empathy often seem in short supply. That’s why we wanted to write ...

  • Sep 15, 2022Mental Health

    The Church is Having a Mental Health Crisis—Are You?

    Take this brief science-backed quiz to find out if you might be struggling with anxiety or depression.
    The Church is Having a Mental Health Crisis—Are You?

    Take our free, brief emotional distress quiz here to determine if you might be experiencing signs of anxiety and depression, as well as gain access to mental health resources you can use to help yourself (and others). Results will ...

  • How Faith Leaders Can Help Prevent Suicide in Their Communities

    Insights from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rev. Dr. Que English
    How Faith Leaders Can Help Prevent Suicide in Their Communities

    Did you know that suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States? In 2020, there were 45,979 deaths from suicide; that’s about one death every 11 minutes. For youth ages 10-14 and 25-34, suicide is the 2nd leading ...

  • Sep 7, 2022Mental Health

    Suicide: An Epidemic That Hits Close to Home for Many Americans

    Lifeway Research's findings on suicide, religion, and beliefs about eternity.
    Suicide: An Epidemic That Hits Close to Home for Many Americans

    Most Americans say suicide has become an epidemic in the United States, and few say people who commit suicide automatically go to hell.

    In 2008, September was declared National Suicide Prevention Month in the United States. According ...

  • Sep 5, 2022Leadership

    3 Reasons to View Your Career through the Lens of Stewardship

    How stewardship of our jobs can re-orient our hearts and plans.
    3 Reasons to View Your Career through the Lens of Stewardship

    “She’s hungry.” “He has drive.” “They’re climbing the ladder.” “Keep your eye on the prize.” “Do you have what it takes?”

    I spent my first five years after college ...

  • Aug 29, 2022Leadership

    What Can Homeless Kids Teach Us About Faith and Living Well?

    3 Lessons I've Learned from the Youth I Get to Serve.
    What Can Homeless Kids Teach Us About Faith and Living Well?

    I get to lead a ministry for kids who are or have been homeless. Many editors would eliminate the “get to” part of that sentence for brevity’s sake. But without those two words, you might miss the whole point of ...

  • Aug 25, 2022Leadership

    What Church Leaders Should Know about Monkeypox

    Part 2 of a Conversation With U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rev. Dr. Que English
    What Church Leaders Should Know about Monkeypox

    Monkeypox continues to spread across the United States and around the globe--but is your church ready?

    To help you and your church better prepare and care amidst this public health emergency, we recently interviewed Rev. Dr. Que English. ...

  • Aug 22, 2022Leadership

    What Your Church Needs to Know About Monkeypox Prevention

    A Conversation with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rev. Dr. Que English
    What Your Church Needs to Know About Monkeypox Prevention

    Because monkeypox was recently declared a public health emergency in the United States, numerous church leaders have reached out to us with questions about the disease.

    To help church leaders and members better understand monkeypox, ...