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Church Starts a Subway Franchise to Provide Jobs
A church in Buffalo, New York has found a unique way to bless its local community—open a Subway franchise in its building. In a riff off the popular ...
How Justification by Faith Transforms Lives and Communities
One day theologian Miroslav Volf was visiting a friend who pastors a church in Sandtown, a desperately poor and dangerous neighborhood in Baltimore. As ...
Businessman's Vision Leads to 100 Little League Teams for Underprivileged Kids
On his way to work one day, Chicago insurance broker Bob Muzikowski saw a derelict ball field full of trash in a gang-infested neighborhood. The kids ...
Group of Mothers Makes Big Impact on Gang War Zone
In the early 1990s, gang violence erupted in Boyle Heights, a section of East Los Angeles. Eight gangs were in conflict in the parish around the Dolores ...
Mother Teresa's Prayer for Help in Recognizing Christ
O Jesus … grant that, even if you are hidden under the unattractive disguise of anger, of crime, or of madness, I may recognize you and say, "Jesus, ...
Regular Attenders of Worship Services More Likely to Be Generous
An international Gallup poll shows that adherents of all the major world religions who regularly attend religious services (attenders) have higher rates ...
Support for Abortion Decreasing
In 2007 and 2008, 54 percent of Americans said abortion should be legal in all/most cases. In 2009, that number went down to 47 percent. In 2007 and 2008, ...
Religious Organizations Produced the Most Volunteers
Number (in millions) of volunteers in America in 2008: 61.8
Increase (in millions) from 2007: 1
Volunteers who served with religious organizations, the ...
Church Gives Away Half-Million Dollars in Economic Crisis
Like many churches in 2009, Cross Timbers Community Church (Argyle, Texas) has seen an offering slump because of the economic crisis. Though this has ...
Growing Number of U.S. Adults in Correctional System
According to a 2009 study by the Pew Center, the proportion of U.S. adults in the corrections system is 1 in 31. A similar study in 1982 found that the ...