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Throwing Stones: A Sermon about Domestic Violence

The following sermon is an excerpt from Shook Foil Books Young Preachers Compilation, a collection of twenty thoughtful sermons from young (under forty-years-old) church leaders. Springing from a diverse array of ministry contexts, these sermons reveal the strength, creativity, and

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Worship Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness Sunday

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this Sunday, October 13th, is Domestic Violence Awareness Sunday in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We at Unbound, would like to offer an extensive (but by no means comprehensive!) supply of resources for pastors and parishioners alike to use in worship, Christian education, pastoral

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The Beloved Community

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Claudio Carvalhaes, theologian, liturgist, performer, writer and activist, teaches at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. I believe that this is one of the most important racial events that happened in this country recently, and that we must deal with it. This excerpt from a sermon I preached at Big

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War and Peace

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(An Occasional Series.)  Why We Look Backward as We Move Forward. Unbound is an ecumenical e-journal offering analysis, practical resources, interactive conversation, and action items for issues of justice and Christian conscience. Begun in 2011, it may not seem to have much of a past. It was started by a largely

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Our Citizenship is in Heaven

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by Melissa Garrett Davis The following article is the first in a series, Tracking the Immigration Debate. This week we are cross-posting with our partner site, ecclesio.com.  Melissa Davis is co-manager of the Office of Immigration Issues of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  But our citizenship is in heaven, and it

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Arts & Spirituality Curriculum

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12 Weeks of Exploring and Meditating on Scripture through Art By Sara Benedetti   Download a PDF of the curriculum.   We worship a God that is a Creative God. We only need to look at the world and people around us to know that the Creation that we exist

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Emily Rose Proctor
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What Would Jonah Do?

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An HIV/AIDS Advocacy Sermon A Sermon by Emily Rose Proctor, originally preached on the 1st Sunday in Advent, World AIDS Day, December 2, 2012, at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD. This sermon is part of a series of reflections from Johnson C. Smith’s first annual HIV competency

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MLK Litany on the Tragedy of Gun Violence

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Written for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day By the Rev. W. Mark Koenig, Director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations   Banner Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, both victims of gun violence (U.S. Library of Congress)   We celebrate and give thanks

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Congregational Environmental Communities

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How They Happen and Why They Work Congregationally based religious environmental groups expand the notion of Christian community and ethical obligation. Formed through shared ethical and theological commitments, group participants transform their physical communities through religious environmental practice, while being transformed through their participation in a unique embodiment of contextual

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A Lament for the Earth

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A prayer reminding us that, even as we seek hope, we must make space for grieving, for the honest expression of loss, pain, and anger. This prayer is part of the Nov 2012 – Jan 2013 issue, “Hope for Eco-Activists: Discovering an Environmental Faith“. By Jessica Abell    View and Print

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Eco-Resources

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The following are resources for exploring environmental spirituality and care for God’s creation. Congregations and faith leaders, be sure to note the worship resources. This eco-resource list is one way we can continue the conversation and learning begun in the Unbound Nov 2012–Jan 2013 issue, “Hope for Eco-Activists: Discovering an

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