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'Build bridges among the faith communities' Cover story

'Build bridges among the faith communities'

William E. Lesher, ELCA pastor and chair, board of trustees, 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions

'The one thing all religions have in common is responsibility for caring for the earth.' Cover story

'The one thing all religions have in common is responsibility for caring for the earth.'

Sara Spoonheim, deputy director, Faith in Place, Chicago, and member, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Chicago

'We want peace for all people' Cover story

'We want peace for all people'

Ann Helmke, ELCA pastor and director, peaceCENTER of San Antonio

Our interreligious involvement Cover story

Our interreligious involvement

Notes from the field show great commitment, rapid progress

Features

Back to the basics Features

Back to the basics

Talking face-to-face revitalizes urban church

By leaps and bounds Features

By leaps and bounds

Future leaders learn healthy habits can begin at seminary

Come as you are Features

Come as you are

For 60 years, this Iowa church has offered drive-in worship

Open up Features

Open up

Want to reach out? Start by talking about God in your life

Twin Cities welcome '09 assembly Features

Twin Cities welcome '09 assembly

Unhappy business Features

Unhappy business

Why the prosperity gospel doesn't add up in good times or bad

With spiritual ears wide open Features

With spiritual ears wide open

We listen to God through others

Pass the faith

Divvying up the days Pass the faith

Divvying up the days

With the school year upon us, help kids prioritize time

Now what? Introducing my preschooler to the Bible Pass the faith

Now what? Introducing my preschooler to the Bible

My preschooler is starting to sound out simple words as he learns how to read

Faces

On the 'yellow brick road' Faces

On the 'yellow brick road'

Oz enthusiast and expert celebrates 70 years

Weaving her future Faces

Weaving her future

Woman with autism creates new pattern

Youngchurch

Heading for boot camp Youngchurch

Heading for boot camp

Minnesota congregation nurtures musical talents

Web exclusives

The way we were: 1949 Web exclusive

The way we were: 1949


Columnists

Presiding bishop:

A living hope

News

Departments

'Produce parade' feeds hungry

Adoption open to gays

Anti-racism move for Reformed

Breakaway Anglicans ratify constitution

British churches on election

Cameroon to ordain women

Canada's Lutherans hopeful

Catholics on conversion from Judaism

Churches on North Korea aid

Don't 'forget the poor'

ELCA saves money on health care

Fixing immigration law

French ban on burqas?

Genetics: What do you think?

Germany's Muslims

Godparents via Skype

Good fishing in Myanmar

Hate-crimes campaign

Just skip your latte

Korean 'traveling theology'

Kosher search engine

Lay ministers in Guyana

Learning life lessons

Megachurches & under 45s

Nun, evangelical lead sems

Opening the door to hope

PBS passes on religious shows

Point & click: www.elca.org/call

Praise for Pakistan job quota

Prayer that harms

Quote: Senator Lindsey Graham

Quote: Siegfried T. Kasparick

RCA drops magazine

Record-breaking coffee break

Religious charities gain

Religious colleges

Rite sought for gays

Shoeless Sunday

Southern Baptists aging

Tax-exempt in Tanzania

Walk through this garden

Watchdogs denied visas

Worship & test in Wheaton

Zimbabwe's Christian youth

Best this month: 50 Ways to Help Save the Earth
How You and Your Church Can Make a Difference

Best this month: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Light and lively animated feature shows positive images of love, respect and courage

Best this month: Enchanted April
'A vacation, this delightful film says, can be a spiritual experience of transformation'

Higher education: Seminaries respond to economic crisis

Letters: Christian Zionism
The subject remains controversial

Light Side: Hot, hot, hot

Reflection: Of light and darkness and faith
'God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night' (Genesis 1:5)

Synod assemblies: Bishop re-elections

Synod assemblies: Debate continues on human sexuality social statement, variety of other issues

E-newsletter: 'How many loaves have you?'

E-newsletter: Does God send postcards?

E-newsletter: Fighting fires in Iraq

E-newsletter: So what's so great about the ELCA?

E-newsletter: What then shall we do?

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