Benjamin Pratt

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The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Pratt is a pastoral counselor with 30 years of experience working with men and women facing a wide range of stresses and tragedies. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. […] Read on...

  • Guide for Caregivers
  • Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins

Daniel L. Buttry

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The Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Buttry is one of the world’s leading peacemakers. He made history as the first full-time, global peace trainer and negotiator employed by a mainline denomination: American Baptist Churches (ABC), which counts the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as its most famous pastor. He works where the world is hurting […] Read on...

  • Blessed are the Peacemakers
  • Interfaith Heroes
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David Crumm

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David Crumm is known nationwide as a top journalist covering religion, spirituality and cross-cultural issues. A global correspondent In nearly 40 years of journalism, Crumm has reported from the U.S., the Middle East, Rome, Canterbury and Asia, compiling a body of work that has been honored with a long list of awards and fellowships. Among […] Read on...

  • Our Lent

Debra Darvick

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Debra Darvick understands the importance of celebrating our faith at home. Her inspiring and sometimes funny columns on finding inspiration in daily life have appeared in Good Housekeeping, Newsweek and Real Simple as well as some of the nation’s top Jewish publications: Forward, Moment, Hadassah and Reform Judaism magazine. Strengthening the Jewish Community Debra proves the […] Read on...

  • This Jewish Life

Heather Jose

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Among cancer thrivers nationwide, Heather Jose is an inspiration as a writer, speaker and columnist for Breast Cancer Wellness magazine. She’s a leading advocate of taking charge of your battle with cancer and enlisting all forms of assistance—including family and friends, nutrition and exercise, prayer and meditation and, of course, the best of medical care. […] Read on...

  • Every Day We Are Killing Cancer

Jane Wells

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Jane Wells understands the best connections between popular culture and faith. Exploring these connections can light up your life, energize your congregation’s small groups and bring men and women through the doors of your church for the first time. As a longtime journalist and an expert on media marketing, Jane Wells helps readers understand what’s […] Read on...

  • Glitter in the Sun
  • Bird On Fire

Joe Grimm

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Joe Grimm is known in newsrooms nationwide as the Ask the Recruiter columnist for Poynter, the leading website for news about journalism. He also is known as a leading advocate for diversity, the man behind innovative projects to share accurate information about groups including Latinos and Hispanics, Arab Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans. TEACHING […] Read on...

  • 100 Questions and Answers About Indian Americans
  • The New Bullying
  • Breaking In
  • Ask the Recruiter
  • 100 Questions and Answers About Americans

Ken Wilson

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Ken Wilson is founding pastor of Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor, a multicultural congregation. He is known nationwide for his work in evangelical environmental initiatives and fostering contemplative prayer. Ken is author of Empowered Evangelicals (with Rich Nathan), Jesus Brand Spirituality, and, most recently, Mystically Wired. Read on...

  • A Letter to my Congregation

Kurt Kolka

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Kurt J. Kolka is an award-winning journalist for a Michigan newspaper. He also is the creator of the comic super hero The Cardinal, a costumed crime-fighter who cares about the lives in his university town as much as Kurt and his wife Diane care about their community in Michigan. Diane Schunk Kolka has been a […] Read on...

  • Bullying is No Laughing Matter

Lynne Meredith Golodner

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After 15 years as a journalist for national media in New York, Washington, D.C., and Detroit, Lynne Meredith Golodner created Your People LLC to provide marketing, public relations and business development for entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profits. The Detroit-based business specializes in building business through storytelling and relationships-building. An adjunct professor at University of Detroit-Mercy, Lynne […] Read on...

  • The Flavors of Faith: Holy Breads

Michigan State University Journalism Students

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Led by editor and teacher Joe Grimm, classes of students from the Michigan State University School of Journalism publish socially and culturally conscious guides and books. Joe Grimm has been working in cross-cultural communication for 25 years, beginning as the ombudsman and newsroom recruiter at the Detroit Free Press. The New Bullying It started in […] Read on...

  • The New Bullying
  • 100 Questions and Answers About Indian Americans
  • 100 Questions and Answers About Americans
  • 100 Questions, 500 Nations: A Guide to Native America
  • 100 Questions and Answers About Hispanics and Latinos
  • 100 Questions and Answers About East Asian Cultures

Najah Bazzy

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Najah Bazzy is known to health-care professionals across the U.S. as an expert in cross-cultural care of patients. An experienced nurse as well as a practicing Muslim and active Arab-American, Bazzy has talked to medical schools, hospital staffs and conferences about the importance of responding to the cultural differences in America’s ever-more-diverse communities. Her ReadTheSpirit […] Read on...

  • The Beauty of Ramadan

Robert Alper

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“Sure. But this might take a while,” is how Robert Alper responds when the passenger flying next to him asks what he does. He’s a rabbi who earned a doctorate at a Presbyterian seminary, has performed stand-up comedy hundreds of times with Arab comedians, and is heard daily on the Sirius/XM clean comedy channel. Bob […] Read on...

  • Thanks. I Needed That.

Robert Pasick

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Dr. Robert Pasick holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University. For the past 30 years, as an organizational psychologist and executive coach, he has helped CEOs and their executive teams to profit during challenging circumstances. The author of five books, he has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today Show and NPR. He Coaches CEOs & Now Is Sharing Tips […] Read on...

  • Conversations with My Old Dog
  • Balanced Leadership in Unbalanced Times

Rodger Murchison

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The Rev. Dr. Rodger Murchison is a pastor and a scholar who has studied faith and grief at universities including Princeton and Oxford, where he occasionally returns to lecture about his own ongoing work in the field. Until his recent retirement, Dr. Murchison served for many years at a church in August, Georgia, where he conducted […] Read on...

  • Guide for Grief

Rodney Curtis

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Rodney Curtis is the Spiritual Wanderer. That’s the title of his first book and explains his appeal: He’s an ordinary person like you and me. He’s a father, a husband, a pet lover and a guy who simply hopes to flop out of bed, find a frozen coffee to sip and start his day. But, […] Read on...

  • Getting Laid (Off)
  • A 'Cute' Leukemia
  • Spiritual Wanderer

Suzy Farbman

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Suzy Farbman has entertained millions as a writer for newspapers and popular magazines. Oprah introduced Suzy to Americans in a new role—as an author sharing her hard-earned wisdom about saving a troubled marriage. That was Suzy’s first book, Back from Betrayal. Suddenly, readers nationwide were seeking Suzy’s advice about relationships. Yet, at the height of […] Read on...

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The Women of WISDOM

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Too often in the heat of conflict, men stop talking. That’s what happened during one global crisis when four courageous women from different religious backgrounds decided they could make a difference by forming a new cross-cultural network of friends. Even as world leaders refused to talk and other community leaders were polarized, these women pledged […] Read on...

  • Friendship and Faith

Warren Petoskey

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Warren Petoskey is an elder of the Waganakising Odawa and Minneconjou Lakotah nations. He is a writer, artisan, musician and dancer—and lectures on the infamous history of Indian boarding schools. He and his wife Barbara, whose ancestors survived the Trail of Tears, live in Michigan. Warren’s passion as a writer and teacher is to convey […] Read on...

  • Dancing My Dream

Wayne Baker

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Dr. Wayne Baker is Chair of the Management & Organizations area at the University of Michigan Ross School Of Business, Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration, and Professor of Management & Organizations. He is also Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan and Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research. Dr. Baker […] Read on...

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