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Ron Sider – A Humble Witness To A Whole Gospel

I met Ron Sider when he was visiting in India. He came to speak at a conference about Jesus’ call to do justice. While he was in Delhi Ron didn’t stay in a hotel, let alone a five star hotel, like many other prominent American Christian leaders. Instead Ron stayed with us in our rehab […]

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Malaria Cases In India Cut By 86%

Global efforts to fight malaria have yielded impressive results. An estimated 10.6 million malaria deaths and 1.7 billion cases were averted between 2000 to 2020. Twenty-six countries reported fewer than 100 cases in 2020, up from just six in 2000. Since 2015, nine countries have been certified as malaria-free. WHO At the front of the pack […]

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The Story of Ross Langmead.

WIPFANDSTOCK.COM Living for Shalom- Wipf and Stock Publishers I would encourage you to read this new book about the life of our dear friend Ross Langmead. ‘Ross Langmead will be remembered as one of Australia’s leading missiologists, having established his credentials as a young man in founding Westgate Baptist Community after writing a report on […]

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A choice to love

This is an interview with a friend whose wife developed dementia. “It’s a slow burn grief. There is not a week goes by that you don’t experience some sort of grief.” Andy reflects on the past five years since his wife Julie was diagnosed with early onset dementia. “I’m a farm boy, before I went […]

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Tribute To Joel Edwards

Former Evangelical Alliance General Director, Joel Edwards, passes away Staff writer  30 June 2021 Christianity Today Tributes have been paid to the former head of the Evangelical Alliance, Joel Edwards, who passed away from cancer on Wednesday morning. Edwards was a British immigrant from Jamaica and started out as a probation officer, a role he held […]

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How a Black Blues Musician Got KKK Members To Quit

Saturday, July 10, 2021 2:00 PM  4:00 PM  Pace e Bene Online Workshop Google Calendar  ICS Connecting Across Divides Movie Night III: How a Black Blues Musician Got KKK Members To Quit 2-hour Webinar on ZoomWhen: Saturday July 10, 2-4 pm PSTObjective: “How can you hate me if you don’t even know me?” With this provocative question, […]

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Racism, Mission And Me

My Personal Reflections by Dave Andrews https://bit.ly/3lPRGT0

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Covenant And Mutuality In Mission

Here, Erica Dunmow, Chair of Urban Theology Union, explores the concept of Covenant through the Methodist tradition. Tracing the links between its emphasis on mutuality and its distinctive commitment to place, Wesley’s focus on social holiness and its mission to develop local leadership, she draws out vital insights for the churches as we focus on civic renewal for the Common Good. Looking at […]

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George Floyd Left a Gospel Legacy

KATE SHELLNUTT The rest of the country knows George Floyd from several minutes of cell phone footage captured during his final hours. But in Houston’s Third Ward, they know Floyd for how he lived for decades—a mentor to a generation of young men and a “person of peace” ushering ministries into the area.Follow @CTmagazine Before […]

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Sayings Of Dorothy Day

11 DOROTHY DAY QUOTES IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE RADICAL, PACIFIST SERVANT OF GOD BY THE WEB EDITORS Dorothy Day held many titles over the course of her life: social activist, journalist, Catholic convert, mother, political radical, pacifist, servant of God … the list goes on. Day embodied what it meant to put faith into action for […]

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The Peace-making Pentecostal

What Scott Morrison might learn from Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia STEPHEN FOGARTY | OCTOBER 15TH, 2019 05:08 PM |  1 Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, was over the weekend awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Since taking office in April 2018, Ahmed has been instrumental in ending the 20-year territorial dispute with […]

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The Gentleness Of Jean Vanier

Stanley Hauerwas  EDITOR’S NOTE: Jean Vanier, the founder of the international L’Arche movement, died this week, on 7 May 2019. Theologian Stanley Hauerwas is a long-time friend of Vanier, and the two of them collaborated on a book titled Living Gently in a Violent World. Both Vanier and Hauerwas participated in a 2010 episode of Encounter, during which Vanier […]

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