Archive for the ‘Social Justice’ Category

Church Communication Hero: Frederick Douglass
January 15, 2014

Church Communication Hero: Frederick Douglass

A slave, turned free man, turned abolitionist used a holiday address to get in the faces of his oppressors. In this address, we find church communications gold.

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101 Women Speakers
December 16, 2013

101 Women Speakers

Remember that throwdown last month about gender diversity at Christian conferences? Rachel Held Evans created a list of 101 women speakers.

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Mother Teresa on Mission
December 10, 2013

Mother Teresa on Mission

"Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right there where you are."

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Friday Flogging: Christmas Lights Gone Wrong
December 6, 2013

Friday Flogging: Christmas Lights Gone Wrong

A Christmas light display featuring the flogging of Jesus? You can't make that up. Plus new U2, Pope Francis, reality TV, wise words from Jon Acuff and Instagram video tips.

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Walking a Mile: How We Help Matters
November 27, 2013

Walking a Mile: How We Help Matters

A church in Florida collected 700 shoes for a local homeless shelter. That's cool. But is it the best way to help? We explore the importance of how we communicate.

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It’s a Friday Collection of Goodies
November 15, 2013

It’s a Friday Collection of Goodies

Time for some Friday afternoon "research": Gender & crowdsourcing fights, social media goodies, face-palms galore, typographic treats and some photographic fun.

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Church Communication Hero: Pauli Murray
October 30, 2013

Church Communication Hero: Pauli Murray

A writer, teacher, lawyer and priest, Pauli Murray refused to be categorized. She broke racial and gender barriers and was truly a woman before her time.

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3 Lessons From the Civil Rights Movement
August 28, 2013

3 Lessons From the Civil Rights Movement

Designer Bobby Martin shares three simple lessons for churches from the civil rights movement: Document everything, no more committees and keep messaging straight-forward and direct.

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The March on Washington 50 Years Later
August 26, 2013

The March on Washington 50 Years Later

We talk with a group of church communicators about the civil rights movement on the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

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The March on Washington, Racism & Church Diversity With Trillia Newbell
August 21, 2013

The March on Washington, Racism & Church Diversity With Trillia Newbell

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington we talk with Trillia Newbell about racism, diversity and the church.

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Church Communication Hero: Oscar Romero
July 24, 2013

Church Communication Hero: Oscar Romero

Archbishop Oscar Romero spoke out against government-sponsored violence and injustice, stood up for the poor and championed a courageous gospel in El Salvador during the late 1970s.

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April 2, 2013

Pope Francis: Go to the Outskirts

"We need to go out to the outskirts where there is suffering, bloodshed, blindness that longs for sight, and prisoners in thrall to many evil masters."

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Church Communication Hero: The Work of MLK
January 17, 2013

Church Communication Hero: The Work of MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. took action: “One of the great tragedies of life is that men seldom bridge the gulf between practice and profession, between doing and saying.”

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Church Communication Hero: The Words of MLK
January 16, 2013

Church Communication Hero: The Words of MLK

Encouragement and inspiration for church communicators from the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Church Communication Hero: Antoinette Brown Blackwell
November 14, 2012

Church Communication Hero: Antoinette Brown Blackwell

As the first woman ordained as a minister in the U.S., Antoinette Brown Blackwell believed that faith and social justice must coexist in more than just words.

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