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Patrick Heery introducing Unbound after its launch in October 2011

Being a Christian Editor in Uncertain Times

My Farewell to Unbound By Patrick David Heery, Unbound Managing Editor   I am the bearer of other people’s stories. I carry them with me like so many bags on my back. And sometimes they carry me. These stories do

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Introducing JustLists by Unbound

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JustLists by Unbound is a new accessible way for our audience to receive information and content. JustLists will appear on our social media platforms as well as on the Unbound website. Lists will be published weekly with occasional extended content attached.  Keep up with JustLists at


Statement on the Online Christian Justice Journal ‘Unbound’ by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy

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Dear Friends of Social Witness in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): On April 29, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board announced the program cuts required for its 2017-18 budget: These cuts included funding after 2016 for the managing editor of Unbound,, an online journal covering social witness concerns from a


Roots or Idols?

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An Opening Editorial I’ve always struggled with the idea of roots. It’s not that I don’t appreciate where I’ve come from or have deep love and gratitude for my family and the community that have raised me, nourished me, and made me who I am today. But when asked to

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An Anniversary and a Prayer

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On Sunday, October 20, Unbound celebrated it’s 2nd birthday. We’ve come a long way in these last two years and want to thank all of you who have contributed to the work of Unbound as authors, subscribers, readers, and relentless promoters of the social witness and ministry that we seek

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Interview of Managing Editor Patrick Heery

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“Leading by Listening” Presbyterians Today Nov. 2012 “Rethinking Church Leadership” Fast Chat Last month, the magazine Presbyterians Today sat down with Patrick Heery, managing editor of Unbound, for an interview about young adults, Unbound, and new forms of leadership and ministry. This month, that interview was published in the Nov.

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Unbinding Unbound: Launch in Denver

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The Long-Awaited Unbound Launches! On Thursday, October 20, 2011, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) launched Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice ( in Denver, Colorado. Unbound is the successor of the much-loved Church & Society, the journal that, for 98 years (including its predecessors), was a