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Building a mission village

In the fall of 2016, the Rev. Dwayne Black, pastor of The Sanctuary Church, found himself behind bars more than once for feeding the homeless on Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Beach. His arrest gleaned international attention. In his defense, Black says he “follows the red letters in Scripture.”

Mission work isn’t just a Cinderella story

In some ways, my marriage is a reverse Cinderella story, one in which I realize that no matter how hard I might try, the shoes of my husband’s family might never really fit me—and that’s OK. I’ve learned that when it comes to marriage—and mission work—it’s not about making the shoe fit, but the relationship that develops after we try it on.

A fight to end genocide and injustice

“The Promise” is no mere period love story but a “fight to end genocide and injustice,” promoters say. In the recently released film, actor Christian Bale plays an American journalist trying to expose the Ottoman plot to exterminate millions of Armenians.

World Mission Café Attendees Extol the Virtues of Collaboration

World Mission Café attendees extol the virtues of collaboration At the recent World Mission Café, an event at the 222nd General Assembly (2016), mission co-workers and staff, ecumenical partners, mid council leaders and congregational representatives gathered to share stories of the joys and struggles of day-to-day mission partnership around the world.