Next Steps for All of Us: Becoming a Lifelong Learner for the Benefit of Children at Risk

“I am totally surprised, puzzled, shocked to learn that child-related issues are global/universal!” (India) “I leave this room a different mother, employee, and child of God.”  (Kenya) “I’ve become more aware of children’s inherent dignity.” (Thailand) “I will want to call together my fellow pastors to the task of our responsibilities towards children.”  (Benin) “I…

Economic Justice: No One Left Behind

In September 2015, 193 United Nations (UN) member states adopted 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be pursued by 2030, and pledged to “leave no one behind” while endeavoring to reach “the furthest behind first.”  What does this mean? Individuals are left behind when they are trapped in cycles of extreme poverty. They are left behind as…

Growing Up in India

by Nissi Undurthi   Tall coconut trees, dirt road, and small sweatshops along the narrow road–these are the images that flash before my eyes as I think of my village. Located in the coastal area of South India, my village provided for a perfect backdrop for a wonderful childhood. Fifteen years of my life there…

Summer Book Picks

Do your summer plans involve some time in the sun? Looking for the perfect book for that beach read or long flight? Here are ten books that made our summer reading list!   Brave Souls: Experiencing the Audacious Power of Empathy Voices Rising: Women of Color Finding and Restoring Hope in the City The Dressmaker…