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- BlogThu, 6 Feb 2020Reflections on The Year of Return
I N T R O D U C T I O N From surfing across all social media platforms, to detailed google docs managing multiple itineraries and group messages between friends and family, The Year of Return made its way across the Atlantic into the palms of our hands. Marking the 400th anniversary of enslaved Africans leaving the shores of the... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogWed, 5 Feb 2020World Interfaith Harmony Week: The Role of...
“Don’t remain passive. Speak out! Speak out!” – Adama Dieng, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, reflecting on his work and the need to always speak out against injustice. To commemorate World Interfaith Harmony Week, Intersections participated in an event at... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogMon, 27 Jan 2020Reflections on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jerusalem is one big traffic jam today and an emotional clog. Dozens of world leaders have gathered to honor the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz ahead of the International Holocaust Memorial Day next week. My father survived Auschwitz and didn’t talk much about what really happened there. In one of my first... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogTue, 14 Jan 2020Year of Return to Ghana: An Homage to...
What happens when a large group of individuals reconnect and trace their roots back hundreds of years to the exact same place where their ancestors once lived? Often, when we hear about ‘birthright’ trips, we may think of Israel and Judaism. But the 2019 Year of Return to Ghana aims to add a new perspective: African... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogWed, 25 Dec 2019Home for the Holidays: Mixing Christmas with...
I often tell young people that when we learn to support the progress of others, we quickly notice that we are not easily intimidated by their success. Instead, we learn that collaboration is the new way forward; we form partnerships where we learn from each other and not envy each other. In Bob Proctor’s book, You Were Born... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogTue, 17 Dec 2019The Voices of Israel and Palestine
I’ve just returned from an 11-day trip to the Holy Land, which was a collaboration among RCA Women’s Transformation and Leadership, RCA missionaries Sally and Josh Vis, and PhD candidate and RCA minister Dustyn Keepers. We climbed Mt. Arbel and walked the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. We visited archaeological sites of Qumran... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogWed, 11 Dec 2019Journey to the Al Hajar Mountains
"He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint.” (NASB) Deuteronomy 8:15 I was reading Deuteronomy as we drove into the mountains. I’d been in Oman’s capital city, Muscat,... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogTue, 15 Oct 2019Our Global Melting Pot
On the international day that commemorates girls, Intersections gathered together an intimate group of stakeholders to hear about the work of two global humanitarians transforming the lives of those in their communities. Rev. Derrick Jones, Supervisor for the Reformed Church in America (RCA) Mission in Africa and Oman was incredibly... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogThu, 3 Oct 2019October 3rd and the Power of Telling Stories...
I had the honor and privilege of serving as a missionary and social action worker for the Reformed Church in America (RCA) in partnership with the Waldensian and Methodist Church in Naples and Sicily, Italy from 2014 to 2018. A year later, I still look back at that period of time with widespread wonder, righteous anger and intense love,... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking
- BlogFri, 10 May 2019‘Once in a Refugee Camp’: The Pain,...
In 1993 fighting erupted within the small South Sudanese town of Yei (pronounced “Yay”). Machine guns mounted atop land cruisers and AK-47s shouldered by men wearing fatigues launched shells of ammunition into the air. Mothers and grandmothers hurried out of gunfire with babies tied to their backs and cooking pans seated on... more...Filters: Global Peacemaking