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Propaganda on the Beauty of the Church

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Cedric Nelms on Urban Los Angeles

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Steve Snook on the Westside of Los Angeles

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Propagnda on the Church Coming Together

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Brannin Pitre on TogetherLA

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Michael Mata on Koreatown

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Pray for those who want to leave L.A.

Pray for those who come to Hollywood and get consumed by loneliness, discouragement and fear, and then leave L.A. defeated. For those who leave, it comes down to the same reasons: L.A. is full of transient, superficial people and it’s hard to find friends; the traffic is horrible; people care more about their careers than about each other; it’s too big, too scary, too lonely, and too isolating. We have...

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A Conversation on Integrating our Faith and Work   

It always seems to happen this way. Once Halloween hits, it’s as if California finally gets the memo to cool things down a bit. It was on this particular night, November 1, in the heart of Hollywood, that strangers from near and far and from all walks of life gathered at Reality LA’s Hope Center to discuss the topics of faith & work and how the two are so...

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Interview with Michael Mata: Addressing Homelessness in LA

Michael Mata has been deeply involved in the policy and grassroots efforts to improve LA for several decades, so I wanted to get his perspective on the large number of homeless individuals in the city. The problem has been around for years, but I’ve struggled to understand why it persists. What has been tried? What isn’t working, and why? “LA has the least affordable housing in the U.S.,” said Mata....

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Interview with Michael Mata: A Holistic View of The Church’s Mission

It is easy to see the problems that persist throughout LA, much like every other urban center in the U.S. What is lesser-known, however, are the key players working day in and day out to renew the city and address those problems head-on. Michael Mata, a Community Impact Strategist, is one such player who offers unique insights into the homelessness problem in LA. Mata has been involved in urban planning,...

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