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Posts Tagged ‘Empowering Women’

When a Refugee Child’s Education Stops

While living in the south Asian country of Bhutan, Pabi’s family was forced to flee their home due to political and ethnic persecution. At a young age, Pabi became a refugee. And like many refugee children, Pabi’s education risked coming to a halt. When her family fled to nearby Nepal, Pabi received some education, but…

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“I will not forget you, God has placed you in my heart.”

Some time ago I spent a week in a Middle Eastern country visiting with Syrian refugees. Day after day on that trip, I sat on concrete floors in crumbling urban apartments with Syrian women and their children. Each time I looked into the women’s faces, their empty eyes told the silent stories of losses and…

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Thank God for Women — Calling All Women

Thank God for Women is a blog series rooted in gratitude for the strength, courage, and incredible capacity women demonstrate. Listen, women. It’s been a particularly difficult year. The assaults, insults, and violence towards women in this country and around the world have been devastatingly awful. Yet, the power, strength, beauty, and creativity found in women…

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Thank God for Women — Thank God for My Mum

Thank God for Women is a blog series rooted in gratitude for the strength, courage, and incredible capacity women demonstrate. My mother was raised in a religious family. She taught me and my three siblings the basics of Christianity and taught us to love people around us. When my father died on the battlefield, my mother…

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Thank God for Women — A Conversation with Courtney O’Connell

Thank God for Women is a blog series rooted in gratitude for the strength, courage, and incredible capacity women demonstrate. After living and working in South Africa and Zambia, Courtney O’Connell came to World Relief in 2011. With a master’s degree in International Development from Eastern University, Courtney took on the role of Savings for Life…

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Thank God for Women — We’re Hiring

Thank God for Women is a blog series rooted in gratitude for the strength, courage, and incredible capacity women demonstrate. No one in their right mind would apply for a job that had no vacations, no pay, and a workload that more than doubles around the holidays—especially a holiday in your honor.  More than any other…

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Thank God for Women — Heroes in the Fight for Justice

Thank God for Women is a blog series rooted in gratitude for the strength, courage, and incredible capacity women demonstrate.  A few years ago, a dear friend gave me a book titled, Women Are Heroes. It is filled with beautiful portraits and stories of women around the world whose very existence is heroic. I flip through…

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Thank God for Women — The Village Nearby

  Thank God for Women is a blog series rooted in gratitude for the strength, courage, and incredible capacity women demonstrate. The Village Nearby is an chapter from The Mother & Child Project: Raising our Voices for Health and Hope—compiled by Hope Through Healing Hands’ Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide.  Deborah Dortzbach…

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Thank God for Women — Saving Funds and Communities

Thank God for Women is a blog series rooted in gratitude for the strength, courage, and incredible capacity women demonstrate.   As a pastor’s wife in rural Kenya, Elizabeth Ewoton saw glaring financial needs all around her community. She decided to lead by example, using her influence to mobilize 15 local women to join a…

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Thank God for Women — Defiant Love

Thank God for Women is a blog series rooted in gratitude for the strength, courage, and incredible capacity women demonstrate.  Six years ago, I was sitting at a small, unsteady table, in a room that was oppressively hot. Aamiina, a young refugee woman sat across from me. A few months prior to that, the word…

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