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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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Resources for Human Trafficking Awareness Day

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This Saturday, January 11, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery – the recruitment, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining by any means any person for forced labor, slavery or servitude in any industry or site such as agriculture, construction, prostitution, manufacturing, begging, domestic service or marriage. The


God is a Dreamer, Too

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This reflection for common ground was written as a part of the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Fall Call for Immigration Reform. Texts: Leviticus 25:23 Deuteronomy 10:17-19 Matthew 2:13-23 Our God is a dreamer. Joseph’s life has been turned upside down in the last few months. What seemed at first like his

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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


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


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


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,  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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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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