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  • Blog
    Mon, 15 Jun 2020
    ArticleWe Remember: Youth Day

    Youth Day commemorates the uprising of students in Soweto on June 16, 1976. The protests started after the Bantu Education Department directed African schools to use Afrikaans on an equal basis with English in secondary schools. The student uprising was a catalyst for the resistance movement that helped demolish the Apartheid... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 11 Jun 2020
    ArticlePride Conversations: A Q&A with Justin Fyala of...

    Pride Month this year is unlike any other. With so much change in the world around us, one thing remains the same: the significance of Pride to LGBT people, their friends and families. To help share and spread Pride this month, we’re conducting a series of Pride Conversations on this blog. These brief Q&As are designed to help... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 5 Jun 2020
    ArticleTrinity Sunday:
    When Death Becomes Life

    A derivative compilation of Romans 6:3-4 So, what do we do? Keep on sinning so God can keep on forgiving? I should hope not! If we’ve left the empire where sin is dominant, how can we continue to make a home there? Did someone forget to tell you we packed up and left there for good? That is what happened in baptism.... more...

  • Blog
    Sun, 31 May 2020
    ArticlePentecost: The Breath of God

    The problem as God gave Habakkuk to see it: God, how long do I have to cry out for help before you listen? How many times do I have to yell, “Help! Murder! Police!” before you come to the rescue? Why do you force me to look at evil, stare trouble in the face day after day? Anarchy and violence break out, quarrels and fights... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 28 May 2020
    Write the vision. Make it plain.

    How long must I wrestle with my thoughts     and day after day have sorrow in my heart?     How long will my enemy triumph over me? -Psalms 13:2 Shavuot is one of the biblically-based, pilgrimage holidays known as the shalosh regalim. It is celebrated as the divine revelation of the Hebrew Bible, the Torah.... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 20 May 2020
    ArticleAscension Day:
    A Testimony of Jesus’ Trust

    We don’t often think about Ascension Day as one of the important Christian holidays; however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Just as  Christmas and Easter remind us of the incarnation of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of Emmanuel, Ascension Day solidifies the fact that God is with us. Through the... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 6 May 2020
    ArticleMy Experience at the World Conference 2020: Youth...

    On Saturday, May 2, I had the honor of representing Intersections International at the World Conference 2020: Youth Assembly. Over 300 participants tuned in from around the world to partake in an electric, youth-led conversation on nuclear war, climate change, the COVID pandemic and racial and economic justice. The... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 28 Apr 2020
    ArticleHighlighting SDG #10: Reduced Inequalities

    How do we want to coexist with one another?   What does a world where everyone is treated equally actually looks like?  The answers to these questions are important for how we interpret the UN Sustainable Development Goals and take action to achieve equality around the world. The key to sustainable peace... more...

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    Mon, 27 Apr 2020
    ArticleExpressing Gratitude

    At this moment, I think we all feel a bit traumatized. The quality of life we are experiencing is not like anything most of us have ever lived through before. In this time of physical distancing, our thoughts are even more engaged. As we spend more time in mental solitude, it can become quite easy to focus on the loneliness and allow... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 23 Apr 2020
    ArticleRamadan Mubarak! Ramadan Shamil!

    Ramadan Mubarak! Attempts to establish a lexicon of non-degrading appropriate terms for the LGBT community in Arabic is an ongoing process first traced back to the end of the 1990’s. In 2003, a group of LGBT identifying Arab women call the Mujadarra Grrls, published a bilingual glossary of positive expressions of sexuality in... more...