FAITH INSTITUTIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
How Powerful Stories Are Rebuilding a Church
This is the story of Elias Van Buren Parker and how today’s telling of his story has the power to pull the town of Mt. Holly Springs, Pennsylvania from its early glory days, then decline, back to new days of glory.
A Southern City Shows How to Deal With the Past
This is how it looks when a community, its faith and civic organizations, and some of its leading citizens face difficult truths.
Economic & Business Development
The University of Dayton Is Reinventing Town-Gown Relations
Archway Entrance for the University of Dayton, in Ohio. “The city is in our name,” says the university’s president. “It’s our future.” (Courtesy of the University of Dayton) It’s time for another report on Dayton, Ohio, subject of this introduction last month. A century ago, Dayton was known mainly for the things it created, from the Wright Brothers’ […]
The American Sense of Place
An update: Reactions from readers and significant local-renewal developments
The Modern Orphans of Mississippi
"Actually, the children live very well."
‘Where Do You Go to Church?’ The Video and Mapping Versions
More ways of taking the measure of this vast country.
Reports From America
What We Mean When We Say Hello
The curious geography of American greetings
So, Where Do You Live? What Do You Do?
Read the story in The Atlantic here. When we were in Greenville SC recently, I was surprised to learn that a very common follow-up to the greeting of “How do you do?” or “Nice to meet you,” is the question “Where do you go to church?” I wrote about it here. Lots of you wrote […]