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  • Blog
    Wed, 8 Jan 2020
    ArticleBOL Bookshelf Review: “I Am Jazz”

    Welcome to the first installment of The Believe Out Loud Bookshelf!    This segment will highlight LGBT-oriented books and authors that are making a difference in the community.   The first book to be reviewed on The Believe Out Loud Bookshelf is “I Am Jazz,” co-authored by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel... more...

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    Mon, 6 Jan 2020
    ArticleEpiphany is Here to Liberate Us

    Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day, proclaims and rejoices in the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, this day serves as a remembrance of the visit from foreign, gift- bearing astronomers to the Christ Child. “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 25 Dec 2019
    ArticleHome 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...

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    Mon, 23 Dec 2019
    ArticleAdvent Reflections

    In Advent, while we await the birth of Jesus, so many things come to life. Lights flicker on trees, wreaths are hung and typical house plants are replaced by festive poinsettias, all seeming to symbolize expectation and arrival, an outward hope. However, the anticipation of a cozy and cheerful holiday is not accurate for many people.... more...

  • Blog
    Sun, 22 Dec 2019
    ArticleThe Jewish Festival of Light

    Today at sundown begins Hanukkah – the Jewish festival of light. Hanukkah commemorates the rebellion and victory of a small and poorly armed group of Jews over the powerful army of Syrian king Antiochus who had brought Judea under his control and subsequently outlawed Judaism, desecrated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and violently... more...

  • Blog
    Fri, 20 Dec 2019
    ArticleThe Effect of the Climate Crisis on Women

    Intersections International holds special ECOSOC Consultative Status at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. This membership shares a space with several international organizations working to fight against gender discrimination and help solve the global climate crisis, as well as many other pressing societal... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 17 Dec 2019
    ArticleThe 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...

  • Blog
    Thu, 12 Dec 2019
    ArticleSeventy-One Years of Human Rights: Equality in...

    Tuesday, December 10th, marked the 71st anniversary of Human Rights Day. This year’s theme is “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights.” The youth are the future. Raising them to respect one another despite differences in religion, skin tone, and cultural background, and sexuality is key in creating a safer and more... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 11 Dec 2019
    ArticleJourney 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...

  • Blog
    Sun, 1 Dec 2019
    ArticleWorld Aids Day

    On December 1,1988, World Aids Day became the first ever global health day to be commemorated annually. The AIDS movement evolved into an advocacy mission with a global reach that continues to have significant impact on the history of social justice and activism. A report from NPR states that by the mid 1980’s, President Ronald... more...

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