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An Open Letter on Urban Ministry

To Our Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Brothers and Sisters September 6, 2016 Dear Colleagues Across our Church: We are prompted to write by the tragically early death of our brother in Christ, the Rev. Eugene “Freedom” Blackwell, pastor of House of Manna … Continue reading

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Author Jessie Light

From Palestine to Portland

Working for Peace in the Middle East at the 222nd General Assembly About a month ago, I was sitting in a large ballroom adjacent to other commissioners and delegates to the 222nd General Assembly, anxiously waiting for the work of … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter and Simeon: What ‘Consolation’ for Israel and Palestine Today?

Opening Editorial for an Advent and Christmas Issue on Middle East Struggles Former President Jimmy Carter has recently made public that stage four melanoma is no longer present in his 91-year-old body. Thus he maintains as strong a pace as … Continue reading

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The ‘Mr. Rogers Initiative’ and Other Mission Visions

A Closing Editorial What would an initiative look like that helped children become loving persons AND helped congregations gain a sense of themselves as mission centers—not just hospitals or even schools, but places of outreach and engagement? What about an … Continue reading

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