Kenya made the news – even international news in the US – because of terrorism. In April 2015, gunmen claiming membership in Al-Shabab stormed Garissa University College, killing 150 people, most of whom were students. This followed a well-publicized attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, patronized by many Westerners, in which more than 80 . . . → Read More: The Church in Kenya: Balancing Colonial and Local – Cynthia Holder Rich
In the last 12 months, I have traveled to three countries outside the US – which is another way of saying that I am among the very blessed folk of the earth. International travel is a joy, albeit an exhausting, and often confusing, experience. Since the years we served overseas, I have come to enjoy, . . . → Read More: And in international news… – Cynthia Holder Rich
This blog post is not about convincing you racism is real. This blog post is not about how talking about race is not the same as racism. This blog post is not ranking people of color groups from least to most oppressed. This blog post is not going to explain the basics (for that, . . . → Read More: Racism Didn’t Take a Vacation While You Were Out – by Laura Cheifetz
It wasn’t the sort of compliment I might have hoped for, but it was the one I most needed. It came from a parent of one of our teen-aged son’s friends. Within our small town she was known as a highly enlightened, radically progressive thinker and feminist. She had decided to begin attending the church . . . → Read More: We Need to Hear Other Voices – by Harold M. Delhagen
Race and the Church… another article, another conversation starter, another catalyst attempt, another piece of the conversation. Honestly, I don’t feel like writing this post. Some would argue that conversations about race are uncomfortable. They sure are. At worst, conversations on race are draining. I know how much energy it takes to engage. It is . . . → Read More: Race and the Church: Another Post – by Ruth-Aimée Belonni-Rosario
Racism is, indeed, a social problem. For three years we have all been made aware by the media of cases of abuse of power by police and other law enforcement officers against minoritized communities throughout the United States. There are, surely, multiple angles to these stories, and they are filled with complexities. And, yet, the . . . → Read More: Beyond the Social Problems: Life Together, Racism and the Church – by Amaury Tañón-Santos
Psalm 72:3-4 May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.
Luke 12:2-3 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. . . . → Read More: Fiscal Transparency and Good Governance: Ensuring that communities bearing the burden receive the profits – Salome Boyd