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  • Ditekemena program offers support for children in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Published August 27, 2015

    After the death of her parents, Noella was sent to live with her aunt. However, she was not there long. Her aunt’s child was often sick and she looked for someone to blame.

     “Ever since you came to this house, my child has been sick. You must be cursed. Get out of here! Go wherever you want, but don’t come back here,” her aunt told her when she was 11 years old. 

    So Noella went to the market, looking for an answer to where she should go and how she could survive. She struggled to find food to ...

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    From Global Poverty

  • Pilgrim Poems

    Published August 27, 2015


    We will
    Forget public access television. What about public access church?

    by Rose Niles

    Now that
    big bird
    is moving
    to premium cable
    it falls to us
    in the church
    as the last bastion
    of a place
    where poor children can
    free of charge
    be loved
    be taught faith
    and love
    be treated no different
    from any other child

    what a privilege to represent the
    love of Jesus
    every child

    we do that, don't we?

    all the poor children
    of every race and culture
    free of charge
    are welcome among our children

    we do that, don't ...

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    From Reimagining the church

  • Most These Amazing Words

    Published August 26, 2015

    I have my phone out at meetings a lot to look up words. Lovely, weird, evocative, expressive words. When we revel in words, soak them in, and listen with care, the more we feel our way into the deep truth, beauty, and goodness of life, of our Christian lives.

    In Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre discusses the intimate relationship between stewardship of words and stewardship of relationships and community. In my work this connection is clear: our theological words don’t simply educate or inform us, they form us. And if we are seeking ...

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    From Surprised by Delight

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