Jennifer Berry Hawes: A reporter maps the journey to forgiveness in the wake of a church massacre


Embracing the power of story


We share a new series in BNG’s Storytelling Projects about Conetoe, North Carolina as part of our “Faith and Justice” theme.

As told through the Conetoe series, the mission of the Conetoe Family Life Center, led by Richard Joyner, is to get whole, healthy foods onto the tables of Conetoe’s families. “Good health is a time-consuming enterprise, and you have to make a decision as to whether you are going to work, sleep at night or grow vegetables in your backyard.”

Justice through farming: The soil will give to any person

Being black in the United States is decidedly bad for your health

We created Storytelling Projects because we believe stories, rooted in the Jesus Story, have the power not only to inform but to transform people and communities. They can be sources of spiritual insight, imagination, creativity and hope for all who seek justice and mercy.


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