Providing meaningful work to the homeless

October 28, 2011 by  
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Each month, the staff of The Contributor publishes a newspaper. Each month, the homeless men and women of Nashville write much of the content and act as the sales force for this growing publication. The Contributor is a “street newspaper” sold by the homeless throughout the city. Each vendor of the paper sells copies on […]

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Helping flood victims

May 10, 2010 by  
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The Worship Network is based in Nashville, TN—a city ravaged by floods last week. But the residents of “The Volunteer State” are pulling together and living up to their nickname, as thousands of people worked together to help the victims this past weekend. Here’s a report from local newspaper The Tennessean. Volunteers turn out in […]

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Loving Prostitutes

May 4, 2010 by  
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Two remarkable ministries, one in Athens and one in Amsterdam, provide friendship and practical support like legal advice and job training to prostitutes looking for a way out of their profession. Many of these women were trafficked, or forced into prostitution. They face torture or murder for turning against the men they work for, and […]

Encouraging other Christian artists

January 18, 2010 by  
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As long as humans have walked the earth, they’ve used art–music, poetry, sculpture, painting, film, and more–to explore their beliefs. Joey O’Connor realized these ideas could have more impact and reach more people if Christian artists collaborated. In 2003 he launched The Grove Center for the Arts & Media “for the purpose of seeing Christ […]