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  • 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

  • Congo travel-study seminar - Reflection 8

    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:

    We have been amazed by the incredible language skills of the women of East Congo, who speak to us in French, Swahili and English, and occasionally in Lingala or other local languages. Our hosts have been consistently gracious and tolerant about the more limited fluency (and unintentional gaffes) of some members of our team of “ambassadors.”

    But there is much more to effective communication than words alone ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

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