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Creating Space for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Your Church

By Stephanie Swanson | August 19, 2019

For too long, survivors of sexual violence have been silenced, dismissed and even shamed by the church. Here’s what happened when one church created space for survivors to share their stories on a Sunday morning.

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Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey

By Ron Wilson | January 18, 2002

An old, established, downtown church finds its membership dwindling, but meets various sources of resistance to change from within its existing membership. A suburban congregation experiences an influx of twenty- and thirty-something year-old couples with children moving into its neighborhood and attending the church. A consistent chant begins that they desire a more upbeat, contemporary […]

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Baptist World Aid Helps Victims of Volcanic Eruption in Congo

By BWA Staff | January 18, 2002

Baptist World Aid (BWAid), the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, made an initial emergency grant of $10,000 to help those who have fled the volcanic eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo. In an urgent request to BWAid, Faustin Bashaka, the general secretary of the Baptist Association in Rwanda (AEBR) said that many fleeing […]

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Nashville-area Pastor Calls Islam Evil, Claims it is Greatest Threat to America and Gospel

By Staff | January 17, 2002

Islam threatens both the American way of life and Christianity, said a Nashville-area minister who is preaching a four-part sermon series on the evils of Islam. “I want to go on record as telling you that I believe the greatest threat to the American way of life, to the Constitution of the United States of […]

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“A Beautiful Mind”

By Cliff Vaughn | January 17, 2002

“A Beautiful Mind” isn’t exactly what the trailer leads one to believe it is. It’s better. Much better. It’s better. Much better. Yes, it’s about John Forbes Nash Jr., the mathematical genius. Yes, it’s about his quest to find “a truly original idea.” Yes, it’s about his work with the government as a code-breaker. But […]

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The De-industrialization of the Rural South

By Gary Farley | January 17, 2002

Following World War II, Pickens County, Ala., like many other counties in the rural South, “chased smoke stacks” with good success. A major electronics company built a plant near Reform and at its peak employed 800 persons. Four textile plants also moved to the county and employed another 700. For the 60 percent of the 21,000 people […]

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