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Prayers 4 Peace: Musalaha

by Claire Stewart Reconciliation is something bigger than just people who hate each other and making them friends. It represents the heart of God. – Yoel At  the annual Musalaha Summer Camp, this statement...

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NoDAPL Is Everywhere

by Andrea Smith (photos of NoDAPL protests by Joe Bursky, Creative Commons license) The proposed Dakota Access Pipeline that is currently the center of the Indigenous struggle was previously scheduled to be built near...

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G.I. Joe Is the New Barbie

by Mandy Smith “At what point do our cultural norms prevent both men and women from becoming the fully human persons God intended them to be?” Gordon Fee Much has been written about the...

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How Then Shall We Respond?

by Micky ScottBey Jones What has been the response from various churches to the Indigenous-led protection of water at Standing Rock and opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (#NoDAPL)? A few denominations have issued...

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Heroes or Neighbors?

by Aimee Fritz “So what does this have to do with refugees?” I asked my kids at breakfast. “I don’t know. Maybe the naked part?” my son offered. “He’s naked? That’s what ‘stripped him...