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The Refugee Jesus

The following sermon was preached at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on November, 22, 2015, Christ the King Sunday. Author Rev. Mark Koenig writes,

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Who is my neighbor? Accompaniment in Agua Prieta

The first time that I crossed the US/Mexico border from Douglas, Arizona, into Agua Prieta, Sonora, I remember a welcome sign on the side of the highway: Bienvenidos a Mexico. The border wall, a slotted metal cage that stretches miles

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Violence Is Itself the Enemy

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What a Survey of Central American Children Tells Us about Drug and Immigration Policies Testimony by Kelly Engel Wells to the PC(USA) Drug Policy Task Force at public hearing in El Paso, Texas, May 2, 2015. I am a Staff Attorney and the supervisor of the Unaccompanied Minors Program at

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The Drug War’s Impact on Latino Communities

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The Situation in Richmond, CA Testimony by Andrés Soto before the PC(USA) Drug Policy Task Force, February 14, 2015. Watch testimony in minutes 13:45 – 25:00 of this video of Day 2 of the Richmond Hearings. I grew up here in this town, and I see my life as a

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Pedagogy for the Distressed

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Thinking about the Mission of Public Education Setting the Stage: Why Does It Matter? Educating Whole People: A New ‘Common Core’ , Rev. Ginna Bairby The Centrality of Education in the Reformed Tradition, Duncan S. Ferguson Our Theology of Public Education, Rev. Dr. Ray Roberts Toward a Theology of the

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Growing Parent Power for Change

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Interview with Community Organizer Patricia Jelly Growing Parent Power for Change is a project funded in part by the PC(USA)’s Self-Development of People (SDOP). It has grown out of the work of community organizer Pat Jelly and the Elizabeth chapter of the Statewide Education Organizing Committee. The group consists of

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Teaching ELL for Mutual Learning

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“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10b; NIV) The gospel reveals to us a Christ who is radical not only in who he approaches, but also – perhaps even more importantly – how he approached them. The most marginalized, the most

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Strategies and Solutions

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Seeds of Hope for the Future of Education The Prime Time Parade: Walking the Church/School Boundary, Rev. Dave Brown “Prime Time is a religion-free zone so that it affirms the separation of church and state and so that it embodies Jesus’ teaching to love our neighbors.” Read Article sdf Her

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Putting Down Roots: Community in Diaspora

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Twitter and Asian-American Feminism Some say that my teaching is nonsense. Others call it lofty but impractical. But to those who have looked inside themselves, this nonsense makes perfect sense. And to those who put it into practice, this loftiness has roots that go deep. –Laozi, Lao Tsu: Tao Te

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The YAV Program: Lives Set on New ‘Routes’

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The motto of the Young Adult Volunteer Program (YAV for short) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) reads, “A year of service for a lifetime of change.” The YAV Program is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church that has engaged and transformed the lives of young adults (Presbyterian and non-Presbyterian alike)

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Roots, Privilege, and Solidarity

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I have spent the majority of my life moving from place to place, settling in only to be uprooted soon thereafter. I guess you could say that my roots have never had a real chance to grow very deep – but with growth and maturity, I’ve come to value the

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The YAV Program Ruined My Life – For Good!

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This is a joke that commonly gets tossed around by Young Adult Volunteer Alumni, but for me, it’s the truth. I had my life and career completely planned out in college – I was going to become a photojournalist and travel the world. So how is it that five years

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