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Both Can Be True

Several months ago, a counselor said something that has stuck with me. She told me, “Both can be true.” I have held onto these words in the past few months as a tangible way to remind myself of the tension and the reality in our day-to-day world. For the past couple years, my husband and…

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The Church is Divided Over Racial Justice. But It Shouldn’t Be.

Rejection and Division In 1915, as famed baseball player-turned-evangelist Billy Sunday prepared for a Washington, D.C. crusade, Black Presbyterian Pastor Francis J. Grimké wrote to him, urging him to decry racism among other sins. Sunday never replied, and Grimké, like generations of Black Christians after him, lamented Sunday and so many other white ministers, “claiming…

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The Path to Lasting Change

Change isn’t easy, and it isn’t fast. Change shows up day after day, month after month, year after year. The path to change requires faithfulness, consistency and a commitment to going the distance — no matter how far or how long it takes.  I remember the day our team pulled up to the abandoned factory…

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DACA and Dream Act 101

Photo by EPA-EFE/ALBA VIGARAY On June 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — at least for now. This is an answered prayer for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.  For those who may not fully understand DACA…

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Search Us and Know Us

You have searched us oh Lord — Prejudice lurks in every heart. Racism in every mind. Though they may hide themselves from consciousness, they take root. Lord, search us and know our heart. We confess and grieve our sins as well as those of our country and world. Lead us oh God in the way…

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5 Reasons for Hope

We are living in extraordinary times. The impact of the Coronavirus is being felt deeply across the world. Increasingly, this pandemic is disrupting our everyday lives and virtually every structure in our home cities and countries. This is a matter of great concern at every level of government and society, yet it is also a…

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Take Comfort, Choose Courage

“A church in search of the vulnerable and isolated is an irresistible force for good and a worthy witness to the grace of God.” -Scott Arbeiter, Christianity Today Two months ago, very few of us were familiar with the term coronavirus, and even fewer of us had heard the more specific term, COVID-19. For those…

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Fear, Faith and the Force of the Church

It’s easy to feel anxious and fearful of what the future holds as the global COVID-19 pandemic and economic uncertainty loom large – for ourselves, our families, our World Relief community and those we serve in some of the most vulnerable regions around the world. Yet, we find comfort in knowing God is faithful, good…

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Our Commitment to Gender Equality

As we celebrate International Women’s Day and reflect upon the theme of #EachforEqual, we think it’s important for us, as leaders, to affirm and reinforce our belief in full equality and inclusion of women at all levels of leadership, as well as to demonstrate the ways we’re working toward achieving this within our own organization.…

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Voices From the Field: Future for Women

There are more than 3.5 billion women and girls in the world today — women and girls made in the image of God. At World Relief, we envision a world where women and girls are free from violence and oppression, and have the opportunity to live up to their God-given potential. We asked World Relief…

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