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Advocacy Works: Redeeming Neighborhood Violence—One Block at a Time

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This article was first published in the Banner in April 2014. 

When bullets fly, innocent people die.

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Advocacy Works: Empowering to be a Voice for Change

Preparing to meet with staff from the office of Congressman Justin Amash

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Advocacy Works: Advocacy as a Spiritual Practice

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Advocacy Works: Training Agents of Change in Communities

Community members brainstorm to imagine their ideal health center.

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“Lack of medicine.”

“Handwritten receipts.”

“No psychologist or social worker.”

Across Tegucigalpa, Honduras, community members are auditing their local public health centers, documenting findings and standing up for their right to quality health care.

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Immigration is Our Story: Series

My great-great grandparents, Gjalt and Klaaska Heslinga, came from the Netherlands to the U.S. in 1893 under the false promise of good farmland in the San Luis Valley of Colorado.

Barely into their twenties, the two left their families and their jobs as a laborer and household servant and entrusted their future to the Holland-American Land and Immigration Company.

Join with the Malian Church in Prayers for Peace

As the World Renew team leader for West Africa, I have spent many years getting to know local people in their communities. They have worked hard to improve the health and living situations of their families, and World Renew has helped them to help themselves. In collaboration with Resonate Global Mission, we have seen people study Scripture in their language for the first time and commit themselves to follow Jesus.

What if? How then?

Recently I found this picture in an article from National Geographic. What a beautiful sight. A sign of hope in a broken world. An oasis in the desert.

28 Days of Honouring the Black Canadian Experience

Why not use the month of February to further expose yourself to not only the accomplishments and achievement of Black Canadians, but also the past and present struggles of our community? It may give you a deeper appreciation for why some of us value the month-long party.

I've gathered a list of films, books, historical figures, key locations, and more. Let's dig in!

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Doula as Pro-Life Agent

This is the second post in Pro-Mama, a 4-part series reflecting on God's gift of life in the first 1000 days of a baby's life--from conception to age 2.
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She may not be laying down at the threshold of the local abortion clinic. She might not be found in heated political debates on social media.

2019 Do Justice Readers' Survey

Last year, more than 100 of you responded to our first ever Do Justice readers' survey.

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