Category Archives: diversity

Engage 2016: A Multiethnic Gathering—Why You Should Be There


This summer from June 8-10 plan to attend “Engage 2016: A Multiethnic Gathering” hosted by the CRCNA and located on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more . . . Engage 2016: A Multiethnic Gathering—Why You Should Be … Continue reading

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In Praise of Urban Public Schools


This is a reblog from The Twelve written by my daughter-in-law, Kate Kooyman My oldest son is in kindergarten this year. We send him to our neighborhood school, and we live in an urban neighborhood. But don’t let that impress you. … Continue reading

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My Review of Pastrix on Goodreads


I loved reading this book! I felt like I was sitting in a coffee shop with the author as she honestly told me me about who she is, her journey from addiction to recovery and what led her to become … Continue reading

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Receiving Applications for Office Administrator


Tall Turf Ministries, a non-denominational urban youth ministry with a mission of equipping youth for lives of reconciliation in God’s world, is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Office Administrator. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 20, … Continue reading

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CORR Understanding Racism Workshop in October


Congregations Organizing for Racial Reconciliation (CORR) is an initiative of Madison Square Church, Coit Community Church, and Church of the Servant. Our vision is to build a community of churches and Christian organizations who are agents of reconciliation. The facilitators … Continue reading

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Why Diversity Matters . . . to Christians


I just read the following post by Chris Rice, Co-director of the Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation, on his blog, Reconcilers with Chris Rice,  about why diversity is, or at least it should be, important to those of us who … Continue reading

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Tall Turf Program Leader Sought


If you know of someone who might be a good fit to lead and oversee all of Tall Turf’s programs–both at camp and in Grand Rapids–throughout the year, please share the position posting with them found at this link:director of … Continue reading

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Walking, Chewing Gum, and Confronting Racism and Sexism at the Same Time


“People who do diversity work run the risk of setting impossible goals for themselves: The Beloved Community. The Kingdom of God. Unity among all tribes, nations, peoples, and languages. Sometimes people use the impossible idealism of these goals as an … Continue reading

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Chris Rice on Reconciliation


Chris Rice, co-director of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School, shares some of his thoughts on one of the other Rs of CCDA, racial reconciliation–shared at last year’s CCDA conference in Cincinnati–what it means and doesn’t mean, where … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Notre Dame Commencement Address


Once again, President Obama includes a comment about the importance of faith and the faith community drawing on his own experience and stories as he delivers his commencement address to graduates of Notre Dame. Continue reading

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