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Pray for Those Living in Poverty

There are 702 million people around the world living on less than $1.25 per day. In the United States, alone, 45 million people live below the poverty line. Some would assume the definition and…

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Podcast (Episode #9): 38126 - The Story of Advance Memphis

38126 has been the poorest zip code in Tennessee, and yet it is also a place where you will find extraordinary talent and innovation. Steve Nash’s vision to create Advance Memphis in 1999 began…

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Where Are All The Students?

“We have set everything up, put the word out, yet no one is coming to our class.” “Is there something wrong with the way we are marketing or advertising our Jobs for Life class?” As 2015 classes get under way across the country, these are some of the questions being asked by Jobs for Life (JfL) site leadership teams.

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Locked In Solidarity: A Call For Action

Today is the day I choose to walk out my truth. I am a former offender and I was incarcerated. I have been home for three years and during that time I experienced some of the best and worst moments of my life, specifically carrying feelings of shame and guilt.

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How can we change the world?

I heard this question while visiting my family over the holidays. It was during one of those long “life conversations”. You know the ones I’m talking about—the conversations that begin pretty basic, maybe about something you heard on the news or read in a book, but then evolve into a deep conversation about religion or space and time, and you look up and it’s 2:00 in the morning and you realize you’ve just eaten the last piece of your mom’s homemade pumpkin pie.

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CCDA: Tackling Hard Questions with Life Giving Solutions

In 1997, I was living in Birmingham working as a business analyst for a consulting firm. One evening, I saw a flyer announcing the national conference for the Christian Community Development…

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CCDA Kick Starts Kingdom Collaboration

The planning for the upcoming 2014 Christian Community Development Association's National Conference in Raleigh/Durham, NC, September 24-27 has served to kick start kingdom collaboration among…

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TGIM: Thank God It's Monday

Labor Day is today - Monday. …

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