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When discussing liturgical practices, such as communion and baptism, and how they can be used to address current themes, the church can only do so much. So how can the church help families continue that dialogue at home? […] Read More

Forcibly separating families unnecessarily – especially as a deterrent to cause fear among would-be immigrant families – is cruel. U.S. churches must stand against this crime against humanity. […] Read More

Addressing the “largely silent epidemic” of sexual abuse and exploitation of minors, a new report assessed 40 nations to determine how well they are protecting children. […] Read More

The Parable of The Pack

Beware the Pack. For the Pack’s survival, the whole is to be protected at all costs, and collateral damage is an unfortunate byproduct. Step outside the tribe and retribution is swift and cruel. […] Read More

Parenting a child with mental health struggles is hard. One mother shares her struggle caring for her 20-year-old daughter, and the toll it’s taken on her own mental health. […] Read More

Since 2011, all but three U.S. states have improved initiatives to reduce the sex trafficking of minors, a report says. Ten states earned an ‘A’ in the latest report. […] Read More

Our nation has an epidemic. Child abuse affects one in three girls and one in five boys by the time they’re 18. It’s time we own this problem, sort out why we won’t discuss it and take action to rectify it. […] Read More

I was reared in far right-wing churches as a kid. When I attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions recently, I brought our 2-year-old to one day inspire him to listen to those who do not look or think like him. […] Read More

The United States is the symbol of freedom. However, instead of welcoming immigrants fleeing gang warfare, prostitution, rape and grinding poverty, we lob tear gas at them. What kind of picture is that? […] Read More

More churches are inviting parents to remove their children from worship services so they’re not a distraction. This trend is unbelievably counterintuitive to a faith literally passed down from one generation to another. […] Read More