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Upcoming Training

Healthy Boundaries 101 Online Course - Summer 2015

Jun 01, 2015 to Jul 03, 2015

Our online course, Healthy Boundaries 101 for Ministry, led by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, begins on June 1, 2015. An intensive course, it allows participants to examine the complex roles and situations of ministry in a thoughtful, reflective way. This course will equip clergy and spiritual teachers to understand the importance of healthy boundaries in ministry and to critically discern the complexities of boundaries in pastoral relationships. Read more...

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M.L. Daniel Selected for Prestigious NoVo Foundation Program

FaithTrust Institute is delighted to announce that M.L. Daniel, our Program Manager, has been selected by NoVo Foundation as one of 20 new Movement Makers in the Move to End Violence Program, a 10-year program to strengthen leaders and organizations, and build a breakthrough movement to end violence against girls and women in the United States. Read more...

 

Recent Blog Posts

“Marriage Is Sacred”

A few years back there was a news article in California about the prosecution of a husband for marital rape of his wife. The wife had locked herself in the bedroom to protect herself from the abusive husband. He broke down the door and assaulted her. His defense at trial was that he was Roman Catholic and the church had taught him that once he married, he could have sex with his wife any time he chose; therefore his arrest for marital rape was a violation of his First Amendment right to exercise religion.

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Spring Break {File Under: Things We Tend To Take For Granted}

In the northern hemisphere, this is the season of spring. Each year I try to spend a week in the Smokey Mountains because spring here is an event that unfolds each day before our eyes. Warm days and cool nights coax the sprouts from the ground and the buds from the trees. Wild violets cover the ground, tender fiddle heads of ferns unfold, the redbuds are just ready to burst into purple, a faint touch of green covers the mountainside.

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From Darkness to Light: Passover

Passover is the Jewish holiday about the passage from darkness to light, from slavery to freedom. In remembering the Exodus story of the liberation of the Jews from slavery in Egypt, it is an occasion to reflect on our own journeys.

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