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August 20, 2019

A multilingual priest connects her congregation and its community through language and listening

The Rev. Audra Abt started a Spanish-language Mass and a health access ministry, meeting neighbors’ needs and rejuvenating a small church in North Carolina.

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Gary Dorrien: Martin Luther King Jr. and the black social gospel

Though often overlooked by historians, the black social gospel — a black church variant of the social gospel — played a major role in the theology and ministry of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, says the seminary professor and author.

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An Atlanta church restores its forest and helps urban residents connect with God and nature

Under the guidance of a visionary minister and an energetic lay leader, Central Congregational UCC turned its overgrown 8-acre forest into a nature preserve. The payoff has been far greater than the church expected.

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March 24, 2015

Death and resurrection of an urban church

Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis has redefined what it means to serve its urban community. The approach is simple: See your neighbors as children of God.

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