Positioned Between Poverty and Power

“Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to you…”  These words, written from Paul to his friends in Thessaloniki sometime in the first century, have taken on new meaning for us here in the twenty-first. They embody the way we encounter the power and wonder of leaders around the world. From…

Staff Picks of 2020

This month we asked each staff member to submit one book, article, or podcast that has been especially meaningful to them in 2020. Here is what they said:    Anna: “I love this podcast, it is a go-to for me.”   Eva: “Normally I read a lot of variety of books, but this year it has…

Power + Wonder

In each community Loom engages, we discover extraordinary people. They have emerged from the same circumstances as those around them. Some were refugees from wars, others were orphans, others knew the nightly pain of going to bed hungry. Some walked miles to school and never saw a library until they were a teenager. Yet they…

Dis/ruptors

After decades of aid all over the globe, the overwhelming reality is: it hasn’t worked. Nearly 1,000 children under age 5 still die every day from contaminated water and poor sanitation. Each year, close to 4 million people die prematurely from illness attributable to household air pollution. Hunger still kills more people every year than…

Sawubona!

This Zulu greeting has been on our tongues and in our hearts for much of the past ten years. It literally means “I see you.” More than words of politeness, sawubona carries the importance of recognizing the worth and dignity of each person.  It says, “I see the whole of you—your experiences, your passions, your…

May Letter from the Director

At church on Easter Sunday I heard the phrases “plotting resurrection” and “practicing resurrection.” It has resonated with me – how in the midst of challenges do we continue to plot resurrection and practice resurrection? In Loom and with our partners we plot resurrection by staying focused on the most vulnerable. We work to stay…