How Faith Communities Make a City

Faith groups typically provide a sense of community, identity and purpose for their members that often overflows into the public square and for the common good. James Walden, Senior Pastor of Columbia, SC based Riverside Community Church, helps us better understand the ways religion has unified and strengthened communities for centuries. From challenging civil injustice to rebuilding communities during crisis, faith leaders and followers have a distinctly powerful effect on social and economic geography. Pastor Walden also helps illustrate how faith communities can humbly foster civic engagement and relationship building in diverse neighboring communities, while acknowledging and celebrating (rather than diminishing) cultural differences.

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