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A congregation helps homeless people during the pandemic by offering refuge and support

When shelter options began to close for people living on the streets in Pasadena, California, All Saints Church stepped in by developing a system to offer its property safely and sustainably and to create a model for other churches to do the same.

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A devastating storm becomes a turning point for a historic African Methodist Episcopal church

When volunteers and donors helped repair flood damage to its building, a congregation paid back the community by creating an ambitious food ministry.

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November 10, 2020

Erin Raffety: Understanding congregations through digital ethnography

Using a method from anthropology, a pastor and researcher studies congregations through “deep hanging out” online.

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September 1, 2020

A church-run business incubator grows its community’s own solutions to poverty

Under the Rev. Barry Randolph, a thriving Detroit church has brought a young community together to improve their lives with their own ideas.

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