Can You Grow on your Own?



By Mary B. Safrit It was midnight, far past when I should have stopped paying attention to my phone. Alone in my apartment, I watched Netflix from my couch--an introvert’s ideal Friday. My phone screen lit up on the coffee table, and I checked it compulsively. It was an email from a magazine that sponsored a competition I had submitted a story to. My breath caught as I franti...

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We Want to Hear From You

CFW Survey

At the Center for Faith & Work, we greatly value your input and want to hear from you about programming that would help you integrate your faith and work. Please click here to fill out a brief survey to help us better serve you and partner with you in the coming year.  Questions? Email us at [email protected]

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Moms, Marchers, and Managers: Priests All Three

By Matthew Kaemingk A cobbler, a smith, a peasant—each has the work and office of his trade, and yet they are all alike consecrated priests and bishops. —Martin Luther You will be for me a kingdom of priests . . . —Exodus 19:6 Does this little job matter? There is a moment—and it comes for all of us—when, at the end of a long week, we begin ...

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When Work Feels Fruitless


By: Leah Hollingsworth My primary work is as a mother. I have several advanced degrees and I spend hours sitting on the floor, wiping runny noses, or standing in the kitchen, washing dishes. Many days, it seems like everything that I do backfires. It is easy to feel like what I’m doing is a waste of my time and education. I know that raising kids is about delayed gratificatio...

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Open Hands: Breaking down barriers to success

Open Hands
Legal Services

What started as an idea envisioned in a living room at a CFW Legal Fellowship meeting is now a full-fledged non-profit in its 10th year of providing free legal services to low-income and homeless New Yorkers. Founded in 2009 by a group of Christian attorneys, Open Hands Legal Services uses “the law as a powerful anti-poverty tool,” says Board Member and Treasurer Jonathan ...

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Gotham Reflections: Jon Lee

Jon Lee

Jon Lee Gotham Fellow G19 I’ll be honest, New York City was the last place in which I thought I’d end up. I grew up in the suburbs where it is quiet and slow. My first impressions of the city were that it was noisy, crowded, and smelly. For someone working in the biotechnology field, there aren’t that many jobs available in the city. I thought I would find a job ...

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