John McKnight: Low-income communities are not needy — they have assets

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This interview comes to us from Duke Divinity School’s blog Faith & Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.  Read some more interviews with folks pursuing community development along these lines in our recent Community Development Forum. People who want to help low-income communities should see them as “half-full glasses” — places with [Read More...]

Best Practices for Peace in 2015: Fight For Peace

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This post is part of a Patheos Public Square on best practices for peace.  Though Rev. Hall speaks mainly of church relationships here, think about how her advice extends into your own workplace. By L. Elaine Hall Many Christian communities are terrible at navigating disagreement and difference. In the name of peace, we have become chronic conflict-avoiders. [Read More...]

Best Practices for Peace in 2015: Create peace through your conflicts

This post is part of a Patheos Public Square on best practices for peace. You can’t make peace if you don’t know what peace is. That much is clear from the daily headlines. I can’t think of a better “best practice for peace” than to reframe our lives around a more accurate view of what [Read More...]

A broken brave new world

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​This week in the Patheos Public Square, Patheos has selected a few “resident experts” from across ​Patheos ​channels to contribute a short opinion piece about a significant trend or event in religion in America and reflect on its broader impact on society and culture.  ​ This post is part of the Faith and Work Channel’s contribution to that discussion. ​ [Read More...]

Dear God, please help me choose a major

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I remembered my own struggles with that very question when I read a recent article on the Missio blog of the Washington Institute for Faith, Culture, and Vocation.  Author Drew Moser of Taylor University wrote about a student whose search for a major sounded all too familiar: Ethan was an exemplary Taylor University student—winsome, well [Read More...]

Mental health: an economic issue, not just a health issue

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Recently Danielle Kurtzleben had this to say for online publisher Vox Media  about mental health and the economy: Only a limited set of topics bring mental illness into the news. Obamacare’s mental health coverage requirements briefly brought mental health into the spotlight. And every time there’s a mass shooting in the US (disturbingly regularly, as it turns out), it also sparks a [Read More...]


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