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  • New YAV Site: Asheville, NC

    Published November 27, 2014

    In a city nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, home to a surprising variety of cultures, Asheville YAVs will engage in transformative mission, living the Gospel by building relationships and creating community with people on the margins experiencing desperate need. Asheville is a place where diverse perspectives constantly negotiate space as the city grows and changes. YAVs in Asheville will work with local worship communities and nonprofit partners to build meaningful connection and creative community across our city's invisible borders, while seeking faith together in a YAV house experience that will include regular reflection, prayer, and study as a ...

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    From A Year of Service

  • Thursday, November 27: Women and Poverty 

    Published November 27, 2014

    The United Nations has designated November 25 as the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against WomenThe 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaignlasts from November 25 to December 10, Human Rights Day, chosen to emphasize that violence against women is a violation of human rights. The theme for this year's campaign set is "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Gender-Based Violence!" The UNiTE Campaign and UN Women offer suggestions to mark each day of the 16 Days of Activism.

    Thursday, November 27: Women and Poverty 

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • A Very YAV Thanksgiving

    Published November 27, 2014

    We tend to hear more stories about the YAV program when the Pentecost Offering is received in June, but the work of our Young Adult Volunteers happens every day. I may be a bit biased, as it doesn't seem like that long ago I was celebrating Thanksgiving in Belfast with my fellow YAVs, but I remember the feeling of living in a culture that doesn't celebrate my favorite holiday, thousands of miles away from family, making preparations to spend it with friends so much more bittersweet.

    A Very YAV Thanksgiving, 2012

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