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    Watershed discipleship

    Friday, August 14, 2015

    What does a transformative, earth-honouring Christianity look like at ground level, lived out in daily action? Reforms of personal habits – such as recycling and eating locally and shopping responsibly – are important steps.

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    August issue 2015

    Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Contents of the August issue 2015

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    How to love the foreigner among you

    Saturday, August 1, 2015

    Shediac, N.B., is home to hundreds of migrant workers (mostly Filipino) who work in the local fish, crab and lobster plants. The community has no government services specifically for immigrants…

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    How to draw great stories from short-termers

    Saturday, August 1, 2015

    You’ve probably been on both sides of this scenario. A person returns from a cross-cultural learning and ministry experience. “Welcome back! How was your trip?”…

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Seismic shift in Pennsylvania

North American Delegates (Menno, MB, and CMC)

The 2015 Global Youth Summit (GYS) radically shaped my Anabaptist Mennonite faith. Not because I necessarily learned specific theological understandings, nor even saw God in a new way; no, my faith was transformed because my perspective of the church shifted.

Syrian conflict continues to displace millions, Foodgrains Bank responding

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A photo of a dead child washed up on shore. Crowds of refugees walking towards safety in Europe. Overcrowded boats filled with frightened families.

Sep
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Interpersonal conflict among early church leaders?

James and Paul: The Politics of Identity at the Turn of the Ages
Author: V. George Shillington
The work of a thoughtful, experienced teacher, James and Paul leads readers through the pages of the New Testament towards a deeper understanding of the interpersonal relationships and self-understanding of the early community of Christ….

Global program goes local

Chito Kusinza, Alexis Armstrong and Afson Magar learn about the Dicyphus bugs that eat harmful insects during a field trip with Bread for Success. Bread For Success is an after-school program that provides individual academic support for youth, including homework assistance, cooking lessons, and gardening projects.
					
						Bread for Success is one of the first two Canadian Global Family programs. The program rents an apartment building in Meadowgreen, dubbed the most diverse neighbourhood in Saskatoon. Many new immigrants and refugees as well as First Nations families settle here.

A group of kids wiggle their way through the doors of Floating Gardens Ltd. and spill into the entry. They take off their shoes and slip into rubber ones designated safe for the greenhouse.

The first step

This is the kitchen in a new apartment near Erbil, Iraq rented by Qasim’s family using rent assistance from a project with MCC's partner organization REACH and funded by a Canadian government grant. Qasim and 28 other relatives were displaced from their homes in Sinjar by an advance of the Islamic State group. They all lived together for 10 months in an unfinished building before receiving assistance from REACH and moving to the new apartments. (MCC photo/Kaitlin Heatwole)

It’s been a year since Qasim* left his home in Sinjar, Iraq. He was fleeing an advance by the Islamic State Group – the same one that left tens of thousands of Yazidis like him stranded in the mountains. Qasim, his parents and three brothers, along with their wives and children, spent two days in a camp before moving on because it was too crowded.

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“Irrational Generosity” blesses schools

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Members of Chilliwack’s Main Street Church know what it means to give. At press time, not only have they pledged or given $630,000 toward a million-dollar expansion to the church building in downtown Chilliwack, they also contributed “over the top” to provide playground equipment for two elementary schools in their neighbourhood.

Investing in farmers keeps kids in school

Juliette, the eldest daughter of Olipa Tembo and her husband Dickson Nkata, came home from school early one day. She was crying. The child, who would have been about eight at the time, had walked the four kilometres to the local school, only to have the teacher promptly send her home again. The family had not yet paid her school fees — mandatory in the public school system in Zambia.

Life & Faith

grass

Watershed discipleship

Friday, August 14, 2015

What does a transformative, earth-honouring Christianity look like at ground level, lived out in daily action? Reforms of personal habits – such as recycling and eating locally and shopping responsibly – are important steps.

Aug-Cover

August issue 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Contents of the August issue 2015

How-to-header

How to love the foreigner among you

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Shediac, N.B., is home to hundreds of migrant workers (mostly Filipino) who work in the local fish, crab and lobster plants. The community has no government services specifically for immigrants…

How-to-header

How to draw great stories from short-termers

Saturday, August 1, 2015

You’ve probably been on both sides of this scenario. A person returns from a cross-cultural learning and ministry experience. “Welcome back! How was your trip?”…

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