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Advent 2021 - Page 2

2nd Sunday of Advent

n October of 2019, a small group of mostly-white, affluent Presbyterians from Calvary Presbyterian Church flew from San Francisco to San Diego to join the 63,000 per day who walk across the U.S.-Mexico border. The mere act of crossing the

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Christmas Day

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Beautiful Blantyre, a city in Malawi surrounded by the Sochi, Chiradzulu, Michiru and Ndirande mountains was where I was born. The evening of my 28th day of life marked the birth of our family into the lived experience of being refugees.


2nd Mid-Week Christmas

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I was sitting on my only armchair in the tiniest studio apartment in the big city of Chicago. It was early afternoon there, but past midnight in my true home of Aleppo. My friends from my home church in Aleppo-Syria were posting videos and photos of our traditional Christmas caroling.