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Exiting Homelessness Requires an Individual Journey
Exiting Homelessness Requires an Individual Journey

By: Jon Kuhrt
While ministries and charities can provide support, stability, consistency and resources to homeless people, only each individual can take the steps leading down the hard road of recovery.

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Overcoming Denial About Deadly Power of Religion
Overcoming Denial About Deadly Power of Religion

By: Jon Kuhrt
We can't disconnect violent extremism from its religious roots, whether that's Islam or Christianity. Religion provides resources for oppressors and those fighting for peace and liberation. We must judge them by their actions.

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Handing Out Cash Won't Help People Who Beg - Part 2
Handing Out Cash Won't Help People Who Beg - Part 2

By: Jon Kuhrt
When interacting with people who beg, Christians are often seen as soft touches. While we should help people in need and be as human and kind as possible, Christians need to stop being doormats.

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Handing Out Cash Won't Help People Who Beg - Part 1
Handing Out Cash Won't Help People Who Beg - Part 1

By: Jon Kuhrt
Pope Francis recently said it's "always right" to give money to people who are begging. While helping people in need is always right, it must be done in a way that actually helps them.

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Which Matters More? What The Church Says or What It Does?
Which Matters More? What The Church Says or What It Does?

By: Jon Kuhrt
Some believe the church should focus on proclaiming the gospel. Others believe our faith is best reflected through our social actions. Guess what? They're both right.

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Making Faith Relevant by Supporting a Living Wage
Making Faith Relevant by Supporting a Living Wage

By: Jon Kuhrt
How can Christians share their faith in relevant ways that do not make people squirm with embarrassment? One way is through a commitment to social justice, such as support for living wages.

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Why Disputes Between Churches, UK Gov't Will Increase
Why Disputes Between Churches, UK Gov't Will Increase

By: Jon Kuhrt
As austerity measures kick in, clashes between the British government and churches will increase. Government wants Christians to pull drowning people out of the river. It doesn't want them to ask who's pushing them in.

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How Should You Respond to People Begging?
How Should You Respond to People Begging?

By: Jon Kuhrt
In most large cities, it's common to cross paths with someone begging for money, but giving money is often "killing with kindness." Here are four things you can do to help instead.

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When One Church Offered an Assault Rifle as Prize
When One Church Offered an Assault Rifle as Prize

By: Jon Kuhrt
A Mississippi church vowed to give away an assault rifle and 100 rounds of ammo to whoever invited the most people. When challenged about the prize, guess how this church responded.

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How Should You View Ashley Madison Hacking's Victims?
How Should You View Ashley Madison Hacking's Victims?

By: Jon Kuhrt
Millions who signed up to Ashley Madison, an online affair website, had their personal information hacked and made public. Rather than judgment, we should be saddened by all the grief being unleashed.

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Homelessness Unites Range of Social Issues
Homelessness Unites Range of Social Issues

By: Jon Kuhrt
Homelessness brings together a whole range of social issues - the political issues of material poverty, the moral issues of families and relationships and the personal issues relating to a person's inner identity.

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3 Types of Poverty Often Leading to Homelessness
3 Types of Poverty Often Leading to Homelessness

By: Jon Kuhrt
The number of homeless people living on the streets is a social barometer indicating wider levels of poverty and exclusion. At least three factors lead to someone becoming homeless.

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Pushy Parents Discourage Children from Team Sports
Pushy Parents Discourage Children from Team Sports

By: Jon Kuhrt
Children learn many positive lessons from team sports, but two studies find children are turned off from participating when their parents behave badly at games or put on too much pressure to win.

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Welby: Church Exists to Worship God, Make Disciples
Welby: Church Exists to Worship God, Make Disciples

By: Jon Kuhrt
The church exists for two reasons, says Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The first reason is to worship God in Jesus Christ. The second is to make disciples. Everything else is decoration.

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We Can't Pretend This Violence Isn't Linked to Religion
We Can't Pretend This Violence Isn't Linked to Religion
By: Jon Kuhrt
History shows us that religion often leads to violence, no matter how much we might want to deny it. And however twisted and warped, it is theology that has helped form the worldview of these killers. 
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Why Churches are Best Social Melting Pots in Britain
Why Churches are Best Social Melting Pots in Britain
By: Jon Kuhrt
Despite its failings and struggles, the church has within its DNA a commitment to be diverse and inclusive. It's a commitment that is anchored in a belief in everyone's value before God.
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Profiles In Goodwill: Jon Kuhrt
Profiles In Goodwill: Jon Kuhrt
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Jon Kuhrt, executive director of Social Work at West London Mission, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. He grew up in South London and his favorite biblical book is Acts.
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Why Churches Remain at Heart of Tackling Poverty
Why Churches Remain at Heart of Tackling Poverty
By: Jon Kuhrt
Christians don't have a monopoly on making a difference to those in need, but even the most hard-bitten critics of Christianity have to admit that the church makes a massive contribution in combating poverty. 
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Keeping Christian Social Action Work from Disintegrating
Keeping Christian Social Action Work from Disintegrating
By: Jon Kuhrt
Churches excel at establishing social action projects. The big challenge is how these projects maintain a Christian ethos and continue to be explicit carriers of Christian hope.
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6 Ways Your Faith Affects How You Live
6 Ways Your Faith Affects How You Live
By: Jon Kuhrt
Faith must make a difference in how we live. Even small acts can make big differences to others. Here are six ways your faith should influence your life.
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Why Church of England Must Break Ties with Government
Why Church of England Must Break Ties with Government
By: Jon Kuhrt
Having key roles in Britain's national events is seductive, but it is in forsaking them that the Church of England will find greater integrity. Until it does, it can never fully speak truth to power.
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"12 Years a Slave"
By: Jon Kuhrt
"12 Years a Slave" is a brilliant yet relentlessly traumatic film that shares a disturbing and epic tale of the way one man survives the kind of injustice that God hates. (Photo: Fox Searchlight)
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Why You Should Consider a Fast from Social Media
Why You Should Consider a Fast from Social Media
Fasting from something you usually do can provide a positive opportunity to deepen and re-order your life in a healthier way. Why not plan a fast from using social media?
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In Social Media Era, Are You Addicted to Self-Promotion?
In Social Media Era, Are You Addicted to Self-Promotion?
We can promote what we are doing and achieving more than ever thanks to social media, but Jesus gives a countercultural example when it comes to profile and promotion.
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Should Your Church Focus Inward or Outward?
Should Your Church Focus Inward or Outward?
Many churches have become focused on keeping their current members happy, but this club mentality leaves many Christians dissatisfied. The solution is to focus on mission.
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Fighting Food Poverty: Practical Care + Political Activism
Fighting Food Poverty: Practical Care + Political Activism
British churches are helping the poor who have been hit hard by budget cuts and rising unemployment. But that practical care needs to join with political activism to bring about real change.
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How You Can Practice True Power of Forgiveness
How You Can Practice True Power of Forgiveness
Forgiveness is not about ignoring what has happened. Rather, true forgiveness faces what has happened but refuses to allow a burden of bitterness and corrosive anger to grow.
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"Dad, You're a Nicer Person Without Your iPhone"
When we're absorbed in our virtual worlds – answering e-mails, checking Facebook, sending tweets – how do we respond to those in the same room with us?
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