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  • Congo Travel-Study Seminar - Reflection 10

    Published February 10, 2016

    Our Congolese sisters participated in the closing discussion. From left: Mama Kavira Nganza, Mama Wivine Bitondo Kasobe, Mama Olela, Mama Annie, and Mama Marie Kabazaire. Photo by Doug Tilton

    Rev. Berthe Nzeba, center, with the participants in the Presbyterian World Mission East Congo Travel Seminar. The women at Mama Jeanne Banyere’s skills training program for survivors of sexual violence, which we visited on our third day, made our attire for us using the fabric of our Congolese Presbyterian partners, the CPC/CPK.

    Rev. Debbie Braaksma and Rev. Berthe Nzeba celebrate the Lord’s Supper at our closing worship. Photo ...

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    From Reconciliation

  • A Mote in Minerva's Eye

    Published February 10, 2016


    Global citizens and universal aliens
    Our citizenship is in heaven

    by Anita Coleman

    One planet. 57.3 million miles of surface land. 7.4 billion people. 59.5 million refugees and displaced peoples, of whom 51 percent are under the age of 18.

    Sheikh Yassir Fazaga was once one of those refugees. Forced to flee his home in Eritrea at the age of 15, today, he is a well-respected Muslim leader and a mental health counselor at Access California Services. AccessCal is a non-sectarian organization that provides human services to local Arab and Muslim Americans, immigrants, and refugees. Speaking about ...

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    From Presbyterians Today Blog: One Church, Many Voices

  • Congo travel-study seminar - Reflection 9

    Published February 9, 2016

    From our partners in World Mission who are sponsoring a travel study seminar to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to look at issues related to conflict and sexual violence:

    Today, our delegation had an opportunity to learn more about the links between mining, conflict and oppression. Whether we know it or not, many of us take a little bit of the eastern Congo with us wherever we go. Modern electronic devices such as cellphones, tablets and laptops rely on metals such as tin, tungsten, tantalum and even gold. The eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo is ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

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