Through mutual relationships with the neighbors among whom they're hosted, Christian communities need to join in acts of compassion, justice, and reconciliation as a witness to the ministry of Jesus—particularly in places of suffering and despair.


The Spirit Speaks in Verse: Poetry as a Blessing to Ministry

The experience of poetry can transform ministry
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Fact, Fiction and Fear in the Movement to End Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

Get the truth on trafficking and how churches can help

Storytelling Around Tables as an Antiracist Act

Sharing a meal as ministry
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The Welcome of the White Church

A call to action for racial justice

All Saints: Nothing Can Separate Us

A ritual for All Saints' Day
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How to Build an Anti-Racist Trust Team

A tool for finding support and accountability in anti-racism work.
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Looking Out for the Littles: 4 Ways Churches Can Care For the Preschool-and-Under Set During the Pandemic

Simple ways to build faith and support parents with young children
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What Virtual Worship Is Feeding Your Spirit? (Learning from the Lab)

Nourish your soul with these recommendations

Who We Are Matters to Our Ministry

Identity matters for the pastor and each person in church
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Deepen Humility and Compassion with the IDI

Develop practices that are cross-culturally responsive
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What Does This Have to Do with Me?: God’s Call to Persist in Our Anti-Racism Work

White Christians have many options to become anti-racist
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The Practice of Unfreezing

Break the ice with embodied conversations about race.
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Food As The Front Door: Father Divine, The Peace Mission Movement & Radical Ministry For Our Time

Black churches, farmers, and business owners work for food justice.
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What I’m Reading Now: The Color of Compromise

A historian and theologian writes on the American church and racism
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Couplehood in the Time of Pandemic

There are options to faithfully navigate relationships.

Preaching about Racism in America: What Comes Next?

We can persist in preaching for transformation.
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The Stewardship of White Privilege in the Aftermath of George Floyd’s Death

A commitment to change includes examining stewardship practices.

Juneteenth 2020: Once You See

Jesus healing the blind man of Bethsaida speaks to our present moment.
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Listen to Black Theologians: 5 Theology Podcasts

Discover and learn from these theologians.
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What I’m Reading Now: Talking Race with Youth

Engage youth using this resource.
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Diversity Versus Tokenism: Becoming an Anti-Racist Church

Identify and move beyond tokenism.

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