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Faith in Action

May 4, 2015 | Judson Memorial Baptist in Minneapolis, MN joined a local effort called Faith in Action: Aligning Financial Practices with Spiritual Values learning how communities of faith can take powerful action to grow the interfaith climate movement. As the climate crisis grows and the need for action becomes ever more evident, Judson is one of many faith communities around the world exploring by aligning their investments with their values by divesting from fossil fuels. Read more »

Letters to Wendy's

May 4, 2015 | In January in cooperation with Local Matters, a student group on the Ohio State campus, we showed a documentary about the plight of farm workers in the Immokalee area of Florida. One of the things we learned is that Dublin(Ohio)-based Wendy’s is the only major fast- food corporation that has not joined the Fair Food Program designed to end poverty wages and exploitation of tomato pickers. Read more »

What do you do?

May 4, 2015 | Coming into this experience, I had one solidified goal in mind: to actually do something about human trafficking. In the sermon I gave at the beginning of my time at Underwood, I asked, “What do you do?” It was through a weekly discussion on the issue of human trafficking that I hoped to serve as a guide to answer this question. I presented the issue of human trafficking as a result of desperation, and a solid core of congregants participated faithfully. The conversation started by informing the group about the forms human trafficking can take around the world and within the community, and spanned all the way to coming up with creative ways to address different sources of desperation through partnership and by a means of their own creation. I can't wait to see where they go from here. Read more »

Prayer & Politiks

March 31, 2015 | We have mentioned before our Founding Director Ken Sehested’s excellent new blog and website Prayer & Politiks. Now, here’s a great idea from our friends at Circle of Mercy of how to incorporate Prayer & Politiks into your church life. Though this was a Lenten practice, it would clearly be used at any time of the year. Read more »

The Many Ways We Seek Peace

March 31, 2015 | Our Partner Congregations do an amazing job of seeking peace in many forms in many ways. Of late, we’ve been especially moved by these efforts to make prayers for peace specific and meaningful. Read more »

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