giving

Tuesday, December 1, is Giving Tuesday.   The pandemic continues to impact all of us, but the poor are hit hardest.  They need access to justice for safety, stability, health, and opportunity.   You have the chance to make a difference.  Here is the impact you have when you give.  And here is an opportunity for you…

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thankful

Pandemics, elections, racial tensions, economic instability.  These are the circumstances we are living in right now.  All of which are fraught with uncertainty.  Amidst all this uncertainty, it can feel difficult to be thankful as we approach Thanksgiving.  How could Paul write: “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ…

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voting

Voting has begun.  Millions of Americans have already voted and millions more will vote this Tuesday.  Please vote.  We have the privilege in this country to participate in elections.  But those who follow Christ should vote loosely.  We are not people of a party, but a party of people set apart from this world.  Our…

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Torchlighter

COVID-19 has increased legal needs by 30%!  As temporary aid expires and moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures end, that percentage will only go up.  Concerns for health are only aggravated by all the uncertainty. Child abuse and intimate partner abuse are on the rise.  Laws are flying off the shelf, but who can understand them? …

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pandemic

by Judy Miller The COVID-19 pandemic has permeated every crevice of our society and has shone a light into some of our dustiest corners. The world of work is one of these corners. We have seen tens of thousands of our neighbors lose their jobs. Many others have seen a shift in their work. Some…

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patience

by Daniel Strom This time of year is usually marked by excitement and anticipation for students heading back to school. For millions of kids across our country, COVID-19 has changed that excitement and anticipation to disappointment and anxiety.  These issues are in the front of my mind as I begin a new job with the…

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politics

I recently caught up with my friend Eugene Cho as he transitions to take on his new role as President of Bread for the World.   I wanted to ask him about his new book, Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk:  A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics.  Here’s what he had to say. Q: Why did…

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graduate

By: Joseph Strom For young graduates, their friends and families, spring is full of graduations celebrating important milestones in their lives. It’s an event young people work hard to reach, waiting in giddy anticipation for the realization of their achievements. But graduation also means entering something new: a new stage of education, an internship or…

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breathe

“I can’t breathe”.  The cry of George Floyd echoed loudly across the nation this week.  Collectively we could not breathe as we watched another black man unjustly lose his life.  We must not allow the response of a few to overshadow the actions of many who are demanding change. Breathe Do you yearn to breathe…

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American

By Rev. Alvin C. Bibbs, Sr. Recently I have been stunned by the mixed reactions of people from different economic, racial and social backgrounds across this nation linked to the tragic murder of Ahmaud Arbery. A young 25-year-old, African American male was simply out jogging and getting in his exercise before continuing his day, as…

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