Together for Hope participates in Relay of Kindness and Models Collaboration
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Together for Hope participates in Relay of Kindness and Models Collaboration

By Jennifer Colosimo A story’s most profound message most often comes from the people who lived it. So, in the case of the first Relay of Kindness, hearing it called “a story of collaboration,” transfers the focus of the story from numbers to people, from statistics to hearts and hands. Those words come from Mark … Continue reading

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Being Missional or Doing Missional?

It was a different kind of mission trip. We hosted a group of 25 college students and their leaders for a week here in Houston, TX. No houses were built. No vacation Bible schools took place. No sports camps with inner city youth filled city parks. Those are all valid ways to engage.  This experience … Continue reading

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Pockets of Friendship: Three Lessons for Interfaith Engagement

Michael A. Smith, senior pastor at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City and well-published author, outlines a model of conversation and true friendship for inter-religious relationships. Smith’s interfaith work with Rabbi Rami Shapiro led to the co-authorship of their book, ”Mount and Mountain,” which details their conversations about the Ten Commandments over the past eight years. By the … Continue reading

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Interfaith Dialogue: God turns missteps into expressions of grace

Throughout the Christmas season, we helped organize and/or participated in various interfaith dialogue events. Some of them were between women’s groups as Christians and Muslims shared the story of Jesus’ birth.  In others panelists responded to specific questions regarding their faith. Read this Religious Freedom USA blog post regarding one of those events. Following is … Continue reading