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Bishop Isaiah: The Bishop, the Art school and the Conflict Zone

This article was originally published on Eurasianet, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  In the village of Zemo Nikozi, reminders of the 2008 war are hard to hide. …

Noe Kasali: A Mental Health Counselor In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Creates New Rituals For Grief

This radio documentary was originally produced by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  To hear this and other profiles, subscribe to The Spiritual Edge podcast …

In a Maoist-impacted region of India, an Indigenous activist continues to fight in memory of the children she couldn’t save

This article was originally published in Religion News, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  DELHI, India (RNS) — When the students fled her village school in 2011 to join Maoist rebels …

Teachers Turn to Mindfulness After a Stressful Pandemic Year

This article was originally published in Religion News Service, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  The past school year was the most challenging in Jon Salunga’s teaching career. It was …

Witness as Ministry: Serving God and Refugees in Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon has been wrecked by war and strife for many decades. More recently, there has been a flood of refugees from Syria and, in 2020, much of the city was leveled …

Modi silent on Muslim philanthropist’s offer of medical supplies for India

This article was originally published by Religion News Service, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  NEW DELHI (RNS) — Only 30 miles from the northern Indian city of Amritsar, oxygen …

Jean Bouchebel: Retired From World Vision, but Not From Serving God and Refugees

This article was originally published by Christianity Today, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. When Jean Bouchebel retired at age 70, he was not ready to simply relax. …

Regina Evans: Art and Spirit Inspires Mission to Rescue Sex Trafficked Youth

This radio documentary was originally published by KALW, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Listen to it at KALW.org. California reports more cases of human tracking than any state. …

Kushil Gunasekera: ‘The More You Give, the More Will Be Yours to Give’

This article was originally published by The Arrow Journal, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. “I want to be one of the nicest human beings that this earth …

Why Genocide Survivors Can Offer a Way to Heal from the Trauma of the Pandemic

This article was originally published in The Conversation. The pandemic has been a period of acute trauma at many levels. More than 3 million people have died globally from COVID-19, including over …

KALW’s The Spiritual Edge Launches Podcast with Stories of Reality and Hope

KALW’s The Spiritual Edge announces the launch of a new podcast, with stories of our collective reality, injected with a dash of hope. The first season of The Spiritual Edge podcast brings …

Umar Hakim: Humanitarian Day Reborn for a Ramadan in a Pandemic

This article was originally published in The Washington Post and Religion News Service, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Last year, Ramadan ended just days before the murder …

Heline Babiene Eweni: 24-year-old “Grandma” Helping Cameroonians Impacted by Secessionist Conflict, COVID-19

This article was originally published by Premium Times, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  Gunshot sounds echoed in the home of Lovelyn Endne every night. Apart from the psychological effect …

An Anti-Poverty Policymaker Finds New Meaning in Hindu Texts

This radio documentary was produced by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Listen to it on The Spiritual Edge’s website. To hear this and other profiles, subscribe …

Sojourners Magazine: Can Churches Earn the Trust of Young Racial Justice Activists?

Religious adherence may be on the decline among young people, but activists in the racial justice movement remain animated by spiritual practices, Sojourners magazine reported. The article quotes CRCC’s Hebah Farrag and …

The Spirit of World-Changers: Lessons from the Field

The Spiritual Exemplars Project (SEP), funded by a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust, has spent the last two years collecting stories of individuals who are inspired by their faith or spiritual …

Fazlun Khalid: Environmentalism Is Intrinsic To Islam

This article was originally published in Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  LONDON — “The environment” is a relatively recent concept. Thomas Carlyle is believed to have …

Ela Gandhi: New Book Shares The Life And Lessons of Anti-Apartheid Activist

This article was originally published in Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  BERLIN— There is a temptation when you meet Ela Gandhi to assume her soft, fluttering voice, …

Rev. Cecil L. “Chip” Murray: A Life of Faith and Service

Rev. Dr. Cecil L. “Chip” Murray served for 27 years as pastor of the historic First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) in Los Angeles and guided Angelenos through the trauma of and …

Nica Aquino: Searching for Home

Ironically, hope for the Kalinga way of life may be found far from Lubuagan and the Chico River, in the outposts of the Filipino diaspora. For example, one of Cirilo “Sapi” Bawer’s …