Advocacy

Altamont Reformed Church raises money to purchase blankets for refugees and disaster victims.

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Canadian churches open doors to refugees.

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Life is hard—often very hard—for those living under military occupation with continuing land confiscations, restrictions on travel, arbitrary arrests and detention, and ongoing violence.

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A Michigan church partnered with area public high schools to empower students in the fight against injustice. Along the way, they also learned a bit about what it means to be a family. 

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Gratitude is a simple concept, but one that took on new meaning for the author after her experience in Central College’s social justice program. 

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As part of Transformed & Transforming, seven churches are working to increase their “cultural competency”—the level of welcome they offer for people of cultural and ethnic backgrounds different from the majority of the congregation. 

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Since the 1960s, the neighborhood of Highbridge in the Bronx, New York, has been without a middle school. That changed when Highbridge Community Church and its pastor, Cora Taitt, joined with other churches and organizations in the neighborhood to convince New York City’s Board of Education of the need for a new school.

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The Pan American Games will be held in Toronto and the surrounding areas in July 2015. A new partnership is working to build awareness of sexual exploitation at the games. 

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Jezelyn moved from the Philippines to South Korea seeking a better life—and thought she had found one, falling in love and marrying a South Korean.

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