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Braver Angels
This organization helps Americans seek understanding across red and blue political lines, aiming to dissolve political stereotypes and prevent hatred from political disagreements.
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Pastoral Care in the Time of COVID-19
This curated list of resources helps faith leaders tend to unique circumstances such as mourning from a distance, virtual rituals, 12-step groups, domestic violence, and grief.
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Small-Church Pastors Adapt and Recover Kit (SPARK)
During the pandemic, this webpage helps small membership church leaders to adapt and recover from losses.
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Guidance for the New Normal
This blog post summarizes good reopening practices from multiple sources for returning to worship facilities after COVID-19 restrictions.
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7 Shifts Churches Need to Make Because of the Coronavirus
This article encourages intentional leadership shifts to remain vital during COVID-19.
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Prepare Now for Post-Pandemic Ministry, Church Professionals Urge
This thoughtful article provides key leadership actions to prepare for congregational life after COVID-19 social distancing.
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Ministering During COVID-19: Creative Ideas for Small Rural Congregations
This article lists doable, creative ideas from small rural congregations for how to do ministry under COVID-19 restrictions.
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Returning to Church: Ministry in the COVID-19 Outbreak
This ecumenical document outlines specific reopening phases with recommendations for worship, programming, safety measures, and staff.
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10 Tips: Financial Navigation for Synagogue Leaders During a Crisis
This article provides tips for congregational crisis management including finances, relationships, asking for money, and mobilizing lay leaders in response to COVID-19.
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The Womanist Preacher: Proclaiming Womanist Rhetoric from the Pulpit
This book analyzes sermons to explore how preaching makes womanist thought viable in the Black Church.
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The Front Porch
This website convenes conversations about theology and biblical faithfulness in African American churches.
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It's Lonely Being a Liberal Asian-American Christian
This article explores the intersection of Asian-American culture and Christianity, why many maintain conservative faith beliefs, and the dissonant experience of liberal Asian-Americans.
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