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How Can We Impact Teen Orphans?

This post was originally published March 6, 2016  on Project 143’s blog and is being reprinted with permission. EVERY COUNTRY HAS ORPHANS . . . The United States has orphans, but we call them foster children. Foster children, unchosen for adoption, typically stay in the system and in school until they are at least 18 years… Read more »

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Jesus as Holy Disruption: Part 3 in a 3 part series

Part 3: So how can we today be a Holy Disruption? We need to be creative, but here are a few starter suggestions.   Self-Education, Hearing Oppressed Groups, Engaging in Hard Honest Dialogue and Taking a Visible Stand:   This is especially important for those with privilege, who can easily opt out with little thought… Read more »

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Jesus as Holy Disruption: part 2 in a 3 part series

Part 2 Before we get into the meat of things, I think we have to define “Holy Disruption.” For most things, especially anti-racism and anti-oppression work, using the dictionary definition of a term is generally a bad idea. Most dictionaries were written by white powerful men and many times racism, sexism, and other nasty -isms… Read more »

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Jesus as Holy Disruption: part 1 in a 3 part series

Part 1  The last few years have been particularly transformative for me both spiritually and socially as I’ve become more engaged in local anti-oppression movements. My understanding of Jesus and the power of the gospel has also strengthened and evolved. I’ve come to understand Christ as the ultimate embodiment of holy disruption and it I… Read more »

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Sustainable Agriculture: A photo journal

When I was in South Africa through Youth With a Mission (YWAM), my team and I went to one township where the people had basically nothing.   They lived in shacks and had garbage and glass all over the area. They had no birth certificates or any documents so they couldn’t get a job; the… Read more »

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Simply Fair

The African sun was shining brightly as we drove along a dusty road in a remote area of Botswana.  I was on safari with my husband and our guide was taking us to a village nestled deep in the bush.  As we came up to the village, the first thing that grabbed my attention was… Read more »

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Children and HIV

When HIV and AIDS first came into the public eye in the 1980’s, it was a disease that carried a great deal of fear and stigma. In the United Sates, the disease, attributed primarily to promiscuous gay sex and intravenous drug use, was even considered a punishment for immoral behavior and possibly even the wrath… Read more »

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Acid Attacks: Making Gender Violence Visible

I have tried to start writing this piece so many times I’ve lost count. This is new for me. Most of the time if I’m trying to make sense of something words are my “go to,” my standard mode of processing. And yet, here I am stuttering and stammering and starting over again and again,… Read more »