Peace & Justice

Apr 1, 2019 by Sara DeBoer

Set Free from Poverty of the Mind: The Riches of Our Identity in Christ

Sairessi was part of a community visioning and planning session offered by World Renew and its local partner in Mozambique.  “I didn’t know how to make community plans,” said Sairessi. “Many have visited us in the past, and I always waited for them to come up with a vision and plans. I thought people from the outside would have better vision and plans for us.”

Aug 6, 2018 by Leanne Geisterfer

Healing the Wounds of the Heart

HONDURAS - What is your worst pain? For some, it may be a physical, but for many their trauma is emotional. In Spanish, we call it a wound of the heart. About a month ago, I had the privilege of facilitating a trauma healing group for the first time.

Jul 19, 2018 by David Tyokighir

Addressing Abuse Among Adolescents

NIGERIA - Various forms of abuse abound in Nigeria. Adolescents, especially females, are vulnerable to sexual abuse in both private and public spaces including homes, offices, markets, and schools. This abuse frequently goes unreported for fear of stigmatization, further victimization, and shame. Talented adolescents in communities across Nigeria struggle to retain their hopes and dreams because they are traumatized by abuse.

Feb 26, 2018 by Jeremy Vander Hoek

Public Sin and Christ's Cry

My journey with advocacy in the Christian Reformed Church began in the youth room of Meadowlands Fellowship CRC a couple of years ago. Although I was not in high school anymore, Rev. Syd Hielema had invited me to take part in the youth group events that night. When I arrived I discovered that the night’s activities would be centered around the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, which was being led by Ryan Geleynse and Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan.

Apr 4, 2017 by Ida Kaastra Mutoigo

A Sesquicentennial Celebration

2017 is the year Canada celebrates 150 years as a confederation. As we do so, what is the story we will share? While four provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) came together on July 1, 1867 to form the new Dominion of Canada, the rest of the provinces joined later over time, with Nunavut as the most recent in 1999.