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Social Action: The Church’s Ministry in the World

Somewhere in our history, the link between inner spirituality and its expression in the world as loving social action grew faint. To renew that connection, we can draw deeply on traditions that call attention to our Oneness.

Up By Our Bootstraps?

Sharing our stories of tough times can help us discover that we're not facing them alone—and that we can support each other in building a society that works for everyone.

The Kid Question

How one woman decided whether reproduction had a place in her quest for a sustainable life.

Yard for Share: My Hyperlocavore Garden

When the web connects gardeners with available land, surprising things can happen. Pamela Chang on the fresh food, new skills, and friendships she gained when she offered to share her land with a neighbor.

Freeing the Spirit of Change

Ethical behavior and loving generosity are at the core of faith—so why is the world hurting? Rabbi Ted Falcon on why paying attention to our interconnection is the first step toward healing.

The High Cost of Cheap Coal

The West Virginia mine explosion is, unfortunately, only the most recent reminder of the true price of so-called cheap coal.

No Car, No Problem

How one man's choice to live car-free brought him more in touch with his neighbors, his community, and himself.

Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style

Cuban doctors and artists–on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake–are helping survivors heal.

Moving Beyond Ego

Why do we prefer to talk about religion, fight over it, even kill for it—everything but live it?

In America: Getting Beyond the Hate

Race-baiting at recent tea party rallies shows we have a long way to go to move beyond racism. But there are exciting signs that a post-racial society is in the making.

Solidarity as Economic System

In Haiti, sharing communities are proving more shock-proof in the wake of disaster than market-based economies.

Holy Week: A Journey Toward Community

The journey through Holy Week is a journey “out of Egypt,” because it frees us from the practices and stereotypes that keep us from moving toward a more positive future. But we are never completely free until we work together for loving community and just practices.