World Relief, which calls itself the "biggest evangelical refugee resettlement agency in America" is urging political leaders around the country -- many of whom consistently court evangelical votes -- to support the resettling of Syrian refugees in this country. Politico.com quotes World Relief's vice president Jenny Yang who says that talk of shutting such refugees out "does not reflect what we've been hearing from our constituencies, which are evangelical churches across the country."
Lisa Sharon Harper
'Uncommon' Assembly Held at Glen Avon Presbyterian Church: Topics Included Poverty, Faith, Racial Inequality
Chum’s Annual Fall Community Assembly was held Tuesday at the Glen Avon Presbyterian Church. The event featured "The Uncommon Tour", which focuses on the connection between faith, poverty, and racial equality.
“There’s also part of Duluth of people who are left out of the great stuff that Duluth has to offer so the question we have to ask and that we will be asking over the weekend, is how do we make a better Duluth for everyone?” said Lisa Sharon Harper, the Keynote Speaker of the Uncommon Assembly.
The event will continue on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
*Note: President Tim Wolfe resigned as president of the University of Missouri on November 9, 2015
Uncommon Tour at Glen Avon
CHUM's Annual Fall Community Assembly will features Sojourners Ministries' Uncommon Tour on Nov. 10 and 11, at Glen Avon Presbyterian Church, 2105 Woodland Ave.
The "Uncommon Tour" is a speaking tour on the subjects of faith, poverty and racial equality. Participants will have the opportunity to join Sojourners' and CHUM's ongoing advocacy work.
The Justice Coalition of Henderson
Thank you to all
This article is a response to CT’s November 2015 cover story, “The Power of Our Weakness.”
"There remains an experience of incomparable value. We have for once learnt to see the great events of world history from below."
When I was 15, I stepped into a warm bath on my church's sanctuary stage. I was a bit of an outsider - the occasionally bullied Chinese-American kid in the white suburb - and I had found a place of belonging at this Chinese immigrant church. I made a joke about how I felt the same way about my new faith as my 16-year-old friend felt about her new driver's license: I had no idea how I ever lived without this. Even my pastor chuckled as he clasped my hands, preparing to dunk me.
Who your neighbor is and how you should treat them were topics addressed by keynote speaker Lisa Sharon Harper at Saturday's Summit on Race, Poverty and Inequality held at the Henderson Fine Arts Center.
An enthusiastic crowd of 11,000 ticketed guests gathered on the South Lawn of the White House this morning as President Obama officially welcomed Pope Francis to the United States.
Among the overwhelmingly Catholic audience there to greet him on his first US visit was a smattering of evangelical leaders.
The shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, earlier this summer has been deeply troubling to us and other people of faith in Anderson Township.