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Parenting a child with mental health struggles is hard. One mother shares her struggle caring for her 20-year-old daughter, and the toll it’s taken on her own mental health. […] Read More

Since 2011, all but three U.S. states have improved initiatives to reduce the sex trafficking of minors, a report says. Ten states earned an ‘A’ in the latest report. […] Read More

Our nation has an epidemic. Child abuse affects one in three girls and one in five boys by the time they’re 18. It’s time we own this problem, sort out why we won’t discuss it and take action to rectify it. […] Read More

I was reared in far right-wing churches as a kid. When I attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions recently, I brought our 2-year-old to one day inspire him to listen to those who do not look or think like him. […] Read More

The United States is the symbol of freedom. However, instead of welcoming immigrants fleeing gang warfare, prostitution, rape and grinding poverty, we lob tear gas at them. What kind of picture is that? […] Read More

More churches are inviting parents to remove their children from worship services so they’re not a distraction. This trend is unbelievably counterintuitive to a faith literally passed down from one generation to another. […] Read More

More than nine out of 10 of the world’s children live where air pollution levels exceed air quality guidelines, a new report says. The poor air quality causes 7 million premature deaths annually. […] Read More

When it comes to orphan care, few resources are available among progressive churches. Your church can start to turn that around by observing Orphan Sunday in November. […] Read More

After 12 years of urging Southern Baptists to protect kids from clergy sex abuse, little has changed institutionally. What has changed is more survivors, advocates and bloggers are finding their voices. […] Read More

It’s hard to comprehend why a mother would put her child in harm’s way by trying to cross the border. However, those of us who are white women must stop judging and confront our privilege. […] Read More