An invitation to kindness and generosity

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Pov.ology: a resource for churches “To be called to be evangelists is not just to be proclaimers or talkers – it’s to be people who carry the reality…

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Homeless in Abbotsford

Monday, December 8, 2014

Mike has had a place to live, but now he needs another one. And he needs a friend. “I did serious time in prison, but I have left crime behind me,” he says. He turns 60 in a few months.

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Problems of homelessness

Monday, December 8, 2014

Homelessness, like most difficult issues, doesn’t go away, although numbers rise and fall. A count of homeless people recently completed by MCC, Salvation Army and other agencies in…

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IJM president puts feet to peace

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence        Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros Oxford University Press There’s an epidemic…

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Slum youth make music from garbage

Monday, April 28, 2014

“Music is the universal language of [hu]mankind,” wrote American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Recycled Orchestra demonstrates music’s power to transcend barriers, unite people across generations, and resonate with people divided by cultural and socio-economic differences.

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Compassion moved by justice and love

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rhythms of Poverty By: Murray Nickel
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Robert Burns originated this oft-repeated saying in the 18th-century.

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When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself
Authors: Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
When it comes to helping the poor, most of us have good intentions, but do we ever wonder if what we’re doing is really beneficial? When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert explores biblical principles and real-life situations that help us re-think our strategies for engaging with poverty.

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Addressing Global Hunger

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The World Bank reports an increase of approximately 44 million people living in dire poverty (on &1.25 U.S. or less per day) over the past 6 months.

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Responding to God’s heart for the marginalized

Thursday, January 1, 2009

When it comes to missions, what comes to mind for most people is the evangelism of aboriginal peoples, followers of other religions or sects, and people living in remote areas. But for a person like me, who was born and always lived in a metropolis like São Paulo, Brazil, God had another call – to be pastor in this jungle of stones, to do urban mission.

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