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Sister Trip: A New Kind of Mission

In early June, I traveled to Cuba to learn alongside the Women's Leadership Initiative cohort of Central Seminary and Cuban pastoras from the Fraternity of Baptist Churches in Cuba (FIBAC, or as seminary president, Molly T. Marshall affectionately called them the Sorority of Baptist Leaders in Cuba). 

While preparing for my trip, the most common response I encountered when people heard that I was going to Cuba with my seminary was, "Oooooh, YOU'RE GOING ON A MISSION TRIP?!" 

And that's where I cringed.

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Have You Helped Welcome a Refugee? Sign On Now to Protect Refugee Resettlement

The refugee resettlement program is in grave threat of being dismantled through a very low refugee admissions goal to be set before September 30th. Decision makers urgently need to hear the moral voice of faith communities and stakeholders who have participated in the refugee program and helped resettle refugees. 

Read the letter to go to Members of Congress, State Elected Officials and Secretary Pompeo and sign on here.

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ICE Raids and Mustard Seed Kin-dom

He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches."

There are some folks who say "kin-dom of God" rather than "Kingdom of God." This type of change in nomenclature challenges us to imagine that God's dream for this world is something other than an idealistic Camelot characterized by top-down power. Instead, kin-dom encourages us to think about what it means to be family here on earth. 

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