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Religion and Faith
The work of creating connection and belonging must occur at the face-to-face, human level. Rural people understand this common-sense principle and may have more opportunities to live by it.
When churches and other non-commercial community institutions start looking for “return on investment” and “transformational leadership,” it’s time to rethink the yardstick. Business isn’t bad. But it isn’t everything, either.
Small congregations frequently embody uniquely rural community values of continuity, belonging, and practicality. An urban transplant with an open mind may find it’s just what they are looking for.
The U.S. has the world's largest Christian population and highest rates of gun ownership. Perhaps it's inevitable that our culture is fascinated with the icons that personify both trends.
In our churches, neighborhoods and offices, intergenerational cooperation is at the heart of meaningful and productive lives.
The second annual meeting will bring people of faith together to build on the new kind of “mission” work that began more than a half century ago.