As his nation marks Independence Day, US commentator THOMAS REESE appeals for a new approach to the idea of patriotism in the US...

In an article first published on The Conversation, KIM HAINES-EITZEN, of Cornell University in the US, looks at our ongoing quest for silence and how it helped shape the development of the monastic lifestyle...

In an article first published on ASSIST News Service, JERRY WILES - North America regional director of the International Orality Network and president emeritus of Living Water International - looks at the difference oral communication can make in sharing the Gospel...

NILS VON KALM reflects on what he learned during a recent six day silent retreat...

Rev LAURA EVERETT, pastor, author and executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, reflects on the importance of the concept of mending...

In an article first published on Religion News Service, US pastor DEAN INSERRA - in an adapted excerpt from his book The Unsaved Christian: Reaching Cultural Christianity with the Gospel - explains why he felt called to minister in the US "Bible Belt"...

In an article published on Religion News Service KATE BOWLER, associate professor at Duke Divinity School in the US, says Lent is the right time to sit with "darker truths"...

US Catholic commentator THOMAS REESE, in an article first published by Religion News Service, looks at different ways to observe Lent this year...

In an article first published by Religion News Service, TARA ISABELLA BURTON looks at the concept of Lent and how, for some, it's become more optimising our own existence rather than a love for God...

Writing from the US, BRIAN NIXON, in an article first published by ASSIST News Service, looks at the challenges facing church leadership today - and what can be done about it...

Potawatomi author and speaker KAITLIN CURTICE, in an article first published by Religion News Service, says churches need to get better at sharing times of grief as well as celebration...

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Rwanda Genocide25 Book

We're behind schedule this two month period (apologies for that!), but for what's left of May, we're reading Denise Uwimana's new book marking 25 years since the Rwandan genocide, From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness. To buy the book, follow this link - From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness.

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