Finding Common Ground
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Finding Common Ground

By Rick McClatchy  I attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions expecting to meet many people from different world religions, which I did. It was announced that 7,500 people from 220 different religious groups were represented, which gives an impression of the broad type of religious diversity present. However, I am not so sure that … Continue reading

Disrupting the cycle of rural poverty: Together for Hope Louisiana works to ‘disrupt cycle of rural poverty’ through GED program
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Disrupting the cycle of rural poverty: Together for Hope Louisiana works to ‘disrupt cycle of rural poverty’ through GED program

By Blake Tommey   Even for the most positive rural development leaders, it’s easy to focus on what is broken, explained Marc Boswell, coordinator of Together for Hope Louisiana and asset-based development leader in the remote town of Lake Providence. TFH-Louisiana is part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s rural development coalition, Together for Hope.  “One of the … Continue reading

CBF and Baptist Forum for Aid Development provide relief and recovery in Indonesia
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CBF and Baptist Forum for Aid Development provide relief and recovery in Indonesia

By Eddy Ruble A major 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the coastal city of Palu, Indonesia, at dusk on September 28, causing a devastating triple disaster. The shallow earthquake created an intense shake force that collapsed two high rise hotels with near full occupancy, a shopping mall, and the newly-built hospital. Tens of thousands of homes were … Continue reading