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Monday, Mar 17, 2014

The Untapped Potential of the Faith Community to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)

By Vanessa Pizer Well
meaning people and communities of all faiths have in the past colluded in sexual and gender
based violence (SGBV), whether through silence, denial or negligence. Despite this, for many victims of violence, faith remains a pillar of strength and hope in the face of sexual, phys

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Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014

Holistic Response: Prayer, Thought, and Generosity

By Miguel Angel Escobar

 

                    “I feel like an idiot now… I only sent money.” – Ricky Gervais

 

This past May, when MTV noted that Beyonce, Rihanna, and Katy Perry had tweeted their thoughts

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Friday, Mar 07, 2014

Alice, a Beacon of Hope

We will be sharing perspectives from women in anticipation of International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. The theme is 'Inspiring Change'. This story comes from Karimah Shabazz, a recipient of the Ghana Pilgrimage Scholarship of 2013. It is a snapshot of her experience in Ghana

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Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014

How Will I Live and Love Differently This Lent?

  By The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori This reflection for Ash Wednesday is from the eleventh edition of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Lenten Meditation booklet. Leaders from across the Anglican Communion were invited to reflect on their favorite scriptures and 

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Monday, Mar 03, 2014

On Lent and Love

By Angela Kim
Growing up with a Christian background, surrounded by Christians my entire life, there are many traditions that have become just another routine or habit. Lent could be perceived as one of those traditions. Each year, I reflect on what I 

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Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014

‘I will, with God’s Help’

By Chad Brinkman As I think on the coming season of Lent, I reflect on the Baptismal Covenant, the promises made in the presence of God as to how we are called to live out our faith. In the Baptismal Covenant the question is asked: “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people,

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