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Chris Liu-Beers, Rennie Salata & Keith Gustine | Bible Study, Discussion Guide, Reflections, Statements Feb 7th, 2017

Becoming the Church Together: Immigration, the Bible, and Our New Neighbors

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Bill Ramsey, Circle of Mercy, Asheville, NC | Article, Discussion Guide, Essays, Presentation, Statements, Website Feb 7th, 2017

Sanctuary Not Deportation: A Faithful Witness to Building Welcoming Communities

A sound and thoughtful toolkit for congregations considering becoming sanctuary churches.

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Mary Wilson | Reflections Apr 29th, 2016

Moral Injury in Israel/Palestine

I recently took a trip to Israel/Palestine. This paper is my reflection on that trip through the lens of moral injury.

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Cody Sanders and Angela Yarber | Book Nov 18th, 2015

Microaggressions in Ministry: Confronting the Hidden Violence of Everyday Church

(This is a link to the book which can be purchased through the AllianceConnect bookstore.) Subtle slights, insults, and indignities expressed to persons of varied minority statuses, although usually unintentional, occur on a regular basis in education, the workplace, and daily life. This is the first book that addresses the concept of microaggressions in ministry and church life. Drawing from their background as ordained clergy, Sanders and Yarber introduce ministry leaders to the concept of microaggressions and look specifically at microaggressions directed at race, gender, and sexuality in the church. Sanders and Yarber help readers become more aware of these subtle and often unconscious communications, offering realistic examples and guidance for grappling with this issue in preaching, religious education, worship, spirituality, and pastoral care and counseling. Microaggressions in Ministry equips congregations with methods for assessment and tools for action that will ultimately help create stronger, mo