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Cover story

Get involved Cover story

Get involved

How you and your congregation can engage in prison ministry

Help parents in prison connect to their children Cover story

Help parents in prison connect to their children

Start a project in your community, volunteer or donate

Living, Lutheran stones Cover story

Living, Lutheran stones

Inmates, rejected by society, are loved by God

Mix of ministry and art Cover story

Mix of ministry and art

An ELCA pastor blends prison chaplaincy with art therapy

Prison facts Cover story

Prison facts

More than 2 million American children have a parent in prison

Turning the page Cover story

Turning the page

Lutheran agency helps women read to children -- from prison

Special report

LWF addresses past with eyes on future Special report

LWF addresses past with eyes on future

Assembly elects Palestinian as president, Chilean as general secretary

LWF Assembly facts Special report

LWF Assembly facts

Plus: Outgoing LWF president receives foot-washing tub from president of Mennonite World Conference

LWF selects treasurer, vice presidents Special report

LWF selects treasurer, vice presidents

Plus: Greetings from the Vatican

The LWF's greatest hits Special report

The LWF's greatest hits

Milestones in the history of the global organization

Features

'If not for God's poor' Features

'If not for God's poor'

Chicago's homeless revitalize a struggling church

'Throwaway kids' Features

'Throwaway kids'

Troubled children find a haven at Oesterlen, an ELCA-affiliated agency in Ohio

Cuba's tiny Lutheran church Features

Cuba's tiny Lutheran church

Members of the Florida-Bahamas Synod nurture a connection

Features

Holding banks accountable

Pastor, congregation join in activism for financial reform

Long road to literacy Features

Long road to literacy

Kenya's Lutherans are running this race

Reaching out with a blessing Features

Reaching out with a blessing

Washington congregation celebrates labor of hands & hearts

Pass the faith

Now what? Choosing day care Pass the faith

Now what? Choosing day care

Parent wonders how to decide between church and secular day-care

Transition time Pass the faith

Transition time

Parents can help kids learn to roll with life's big and small changes

Good one!

Puppet storytellers Good one!

Puppet storytellers

Iowa congregation tells "the old, old story" in new ways

Two months out

Remembering the saints Two months out

Remembering the saints

Commemorate All Saints' Day with photos and a service

Faces

From nonbelief to belief Faces

From nonbelief to belief

Sword swallower puts God in his act

Youngchurch

On assignment for God Youngchurch

On assignment for God

12-year-old volunteers to stamp out malaria

Columnists

A Lutheran Christian life for today:

Simultaneously two people

Presiding bishop:

Diverse but united

News

Departments

'Rite of Reception' receives 7

3 killed in plane crash

A place of her own

A sweet summer treat

Aid set for Pakistan

All aboard

Amish growth, movement west

Better than apples for teachers

Beware of Jordan River

Christians hailed in India

Christians killed in Pakistan

Church attendance up

Churches address xenophobia

Churches grieve festival deaths

Council trims churchwide budget by $4.2 million

Female bishops at issue

German bishop resigns

Got peace?

HIV services at risk

LCMS elects new leader, approves restructuring

Lutheran heads YMCAs

Lutheran link to 'Get Low'

Lutherans rethink stewardship

Methodist boycott

Orthodox appeal

Quitting 'Christianity'

Quote: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Quote: Gerald Kieschnick

Religious education shift

Rowing their boat for a cause

Vatican reports deficit

Voting continues

Writer Marj Leegard dies

YMCA rebranded 'the Y'

Best this month: Everlasting Moments

Best this month: So Close

Best this month: The 7 Principles of Peace of Mind
Shoshanna covers a timely topic

Higher education: Koerwer named president of Newberry College, Schweitz appointed director of Zygon Center, and more ...

Letters: Bible far more than just words
It is a book of faith for faithful lives in and of Christ

Light Side: Missing the squirrels
Preschooler disappointed by skipping museum exhibit

E-newsletter: 'It's there if you want ...'

E-newsletter: Birds and bugs and bees, oh my

E-newsletter: Highway churches in Germany--a resting place for the soul

E-newsletter: Hope in hopelessness

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