Welcome to Storytelling Projects, an outgrowth of BNG’s commitment to hosting “Conversations that matter” among people of faith. Storytelling journalism integrates the fundamental principles and best practices of interpretive reporting with elements of narrative storytelling. 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.
In Faith and Justice we explore the people and organizations helping to bend the “arc of the moral universe” toward justice and in so doing transforming the communities where they live.
Charlotte: QC Family Tree with Greg and Helms Jarrell — By Blake Tommey
Charleston: Metanoia with Bill Stanfield — By Jeff Brumley
Little Rock: Judge Wendell Griffen — By Norman Jameson
North Carolina: Conetoe – By Blake Tommey
In Welcoming the Stranger, we share the inspiring stories of the people and faith communities that are teaching us all to love our neighbor as ourselves.
The Lost Boys of Sudan and St. John’s Baptist of Charlotte — By Norman Jameson
Awakening to Immigrant Justice: Myers Park Baptist Church — By Laura Cadena
Hospitality on the corner: Gaston Christian Center — By Jeff Hampton
By studying ministers or churches who practice “Signature Ministries,” we learn from communities who respond to the needs around them, engaging and energizing members in specific ministries that turn them outward on the world.
Jake Hall: Gospel Gothic, Music and Podcasts — By Blake Tommey
In Singing Our Faith, we explore this relationship between music and faith and the creative ministers, church leaders and congregations leading the way.
Hymns for a Lifetime: Ken Wilson and Knollwood Baptist Church — By Norman Jameson
Norfolk Street Choir — By Norman Jameson
Has the United States forgotten its countryside? What strength and resilience may yet be stirring outside our city limits? In “Resilient Rural America,” we visit these unique communities to examine the singular nature of poverty in rural America and tell the stories of development among its courageous and resilient people.
Alabama: Perry County — By Blake Tommey
Texas: Hidalgo County — By Blake Tommey
Arkansas Delta — By Blake Tommey
Southeast Kentucky — By Blake Tommey