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Bonding Communities or Building Bridges to Secular Society

Faith community civic participation can bond groups together and/or bridge between groups. Bonding participation tends to keep individuals within the groups to which they are primarily attached. Bridging participation tends to build connections between groups. In this article, written as a chapter for the 2002 book, The Quiet Hand of God: Faith-based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism, National Congregations Study researchers Mark Chaves, Helen M. Giesel, and William Tsitsos examine the differences in the ways various U.S. Christian congregations engage in civic bridging activities.

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Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

Relationship Across Rupture

On Being with Sally Kohn & Erick Erickson, “Relationship Across Rupture”Two lightning-rod figures on...

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $1 million grant to help establish the CBF Thriving in Ministry...

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