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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond shares how eight families in Milwaukee struggle to keep a roof over their heads. This book illuminates generational poverty, the U.S. housing crisis, and its disproportionate impact on women of color.
Wild Goose Festival
This event is part outdoor music festival, part retreat, and part justice conference. It brings speakers and performers from across the theological spectrum, and hosts interactive workshops.
National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO)
This association helps congregations find state agencies that offer state-specific information about regulations for new congregations and congregations that conduct charitable activities or solicit charitable contributions.
Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community
This resource presents the testimony of young activists and local clergy who joined forces in the wake of Ferguson, illustrating examples of moral influence and personal courage.
Mutual Ministry
This article will guide congregations in discerning what process or method to employ in new community focused efforts.
How to Have Helpful Conversations About Race in the Church: An Anti-Racism Resource
This 11-page guide offers a process and tools to engage in important conversations regarding race.
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Using Nonprofits for God's Purposes
This blog post discusses things to think about when considering a nonprofit startup.
Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians
This book draws from the author's experience in reconciliation work around the world, offering inspiration and tools for readers to resolve conflict, whether it be interpersonal or international.
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White Privilege: Let's Talk - A Resource for Transformational Dialogue
The United Church of Christ offers a free, downloadable curriculum for White faith communities wishing to “engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race” and privilege.
This documentary about theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer explores his life and asks viewers to consider what experiences lead us to deeper faith.
An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
This documentary looks at the teachings of 20th century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.
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Sustainable Community Development: From What's Wrong to What's Strong
This 18-minute TedTalk frames community engagement positively with compelling stories and theory. Speaker Cormac Russell teaches that communities are rich in gifts, capacities, and potential rather than deficits.
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