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In the face of tragedy, Boston faith leaders from across traditions worked together to help their community. One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Presbyterian minister Rev. Burns Stanfield, Imam Suhaib Webb, and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's Rachel Laser reflect on their common lessons. 

I’m seeing that the issue is not doctrine; it’s attitude. It’s not theology; it’

In evangelical culture, we talk a lot about whether someone can be a “real Christian” and believe in this or that. But biblically, I think it makes a lot more sense to ask whether someone can be a “real Christian” and not showcase the fruit of the Spirit.


Here are a few specific reasons why it is important for men to take the time to be with their partners — to be present at their children’s births and during those first weeks or months, whenever possible.  

Jarrod McKenna and Zopho, photo by Aaron Bunch, AFR

Jarrod McKenna and his social-worker wife Teresa and son Tyson decided to tackle one of the most controversial political policies of the past two decades — Australia's asylum-seeker and refugee arrangements.

Neither words nor images can fully convey the emotional crises, psychological torment, and heart-wrenching pain the Rwandans experienced during the genocide. The “On Pilgrimage” series features the stories that impacted me most — the stories in which I found active examples of healing that has transcended into my experience.

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Jesus taught people outside. And I think there’s a reason. A disciple gets outside. And they do so because the God they are following is outside. And taking a walk with God every once in a while does something for the soul.

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