Abagail Nelson

Sunday, Apr 17, 2022


By Abagail Nelson Sabbath ends about an hour after sunset, when the first night star appears. Do we think that is when the women gathered (in a lea...

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Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020

The Irrational Season

Photo: Adoration of the Child by Gerrit Van Honthorst Today all across our homes, our politics and our nations, we stand poised between anguish and...

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Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018

Hurricane Season and the Spirit of Resurrection

As Hurricane Michael approaches Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas, Abagail Nelson, Senior Vice President for Programs, reminds us to keep the faith through trying times. Reflecting on past recovery efforts, she writes on the spirit of resurrection, which continually inspires our organization’s climate resilience work.

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Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

Faith, Resilience, and Empowerment: The 2015 International Symposium

On November 11, we had the honor of hosting the 2015 International Symposium in New York, with presentations from some of our partners worldwide, as well as our own staff and special guests around the international development community. As the capstone event for the 75th Anniversary Celebration, it

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Monday, Dec 22, 2014

Joy to the World. The Lord is Come!

Did you ever think about why this classic hymn uses “Joy is Come!” Rather than Joy has come?”  It isn’t just poetry. The oldtime hymn writers are actually pointing to something deep within our Christian consciousness.  Joy, in the Gospel stories, is about the

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Monday, Nov 17, 2014

Mobile Health Clinic: A Path to Dignity and Wholeness

I first met the people of the Diocese of El Salvador in 2001 when I visited there in response to a series of earthquakes that had flattened the country.  I traveled with a dedicated slate of church leaders who carried water and food to isolated mountain villages, stood in the rain assessing the

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