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You Are Called to Be a Faithful Advocate

You Are Called to Be a Faithful Advocate

By Eric Mitchell
November 2012

"A faithful advocate is different than a Washington insider. A faithful advocate is more than just a lobbyist. A faithful advocate is a moral compass for elected officials."

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Making Real the Presence of Christ in the 21st Century

Making Real the Presence of Christ in the 21st Century

By Rev. Jim McDonald
September 2012

"Compassion is the essence of what it means to be the human beings God created us to be."

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My Ancestors’ Stories

My Ancestors’ Stories

By Lisa Sharon Harper
June 2012

“We the people will be called to account for the effect of our public policies on the least of these in our society,” Sojourners’ Lisa Sharon Harper writes. “Did we bless or did we curse?”

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Multiplying Goodness

Multiplying Goodness

By Jack Jezreel
April 2012

One of the Lenten season’s treasured readings is the story of the loaves and fishes. In it, a few loaves and a couple of fish not only feed thousands of people but there is an overflow of leftovers! It speaks to the kind of abundance that comes with sharing in the life and vision of Jesus.

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Can We Learn to Live with Less?

Can We Learn to Live with Less?

By Inez Torres Davis
February 2012

Families in Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania live with regular “hunger seasons,” writes Ines Torres Davis, director for justice at Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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United Church of Christ Tackles Global Hunger

United Church of Christ Tackles Global Hunger

By Rev. Geoffrey A. Black
December 2011

There is a buzz in the United Church of Christ these days and it has to do with Mission: 1, a program we launched in November to address the needs of hungry people in the United States and abroad.

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The 'Two Feet' of Ministry

The 'Two Feet' of Ministry

By Msgr. Marvin A. Mottet
October 2011

It takes two feet to walk and keep our balance—one foot focused on institutional change and the other on direct service, writes Msgr. Marvin Mottet, of Davenport, IA.

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Going Upstream: Compassion, Mercy, and Justice

Going Upstream: Compassion, Mercy, and Justice

By Debbie Blue
September 2011

From its inception in 1885, the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) sought to be a denomination founded on the mission of Christ to live out a holistic Gospel.

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From the Burning Bush to Pharaoh's House

From the Burning Bush to Pharaoh's House

By Joel Edwards
July 2011

Most Christians I know readily identify with Moses when he was in God’s presence before the burning bush. Certainly in my own holiness tradition, it’s the rallying point at which we share in that sense of awe, wonder, and holiness, and where we become aware of God’s searing holiness.

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Finding New Ways to be God’s Voice and Agent

Finding New Ways to be God’s Voice and Agent

By Suzii Paynter
June 2011

As a Christian and a Baptist woman, I have always been deeply concerned about poverty and hunger. I have felt God nudging me to make a difference in these areas.

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