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New Name, Same Mission

By Ron Sider
Evangelicals for Social Action began with the Chicago Declaration of Evangelical Social Concern written over the Thanksgiving weekend in 1973. About 50 evangelical leaders

Consuming Christianly?

By Al Hsu
In modern society, consumption is inescapable. So the question is not whether or not we consume, but in what ways and to what degree.

Ron Sider: Finding Strength in a Time of Pandemic

By Ron Sider

The coronavirus makes this a scary, dangerous time. None of us knows what our situation will be in two or six weeks. That is frightening.

Of course we know we need to avoid the panicmongers and listen to our best health professionals.

The Crisis of Belonging

By Eric Jacobsen

In the winter of my junior year of college, I traveled to Scotland to study at the University of Aberdeen. I arrived on campus just after the beginning of the new year.

The Immigrants’ Creed

Excerpt from The Book of Common Worship, 2018 Edition
I believe in Almighty God,
who guided the people in exile and in exodus,
the God of Joseph in Egypt and Daniel in Babylon,
the God of foreigners and immigrants.

Solitary Confinement: Torture in Your Backyard

By Laura Markle Downton

Inside most of the local jails, state and federal prisons, and detention centers that dot the landscape of the United States, on any given day, tens of thousands of incarcerated adults and youth are held in solitary confinement.

Family Separation and My Daughter

By Gena Thomas

Two years ago, my 5-year-old foster daughter, Julia, and her biological mother, Lupe, were reunited in their home country of Honduras after they were separated for eight months. It was two weeks after the Zero Tolerance policy — where our government forcibly separated parents and children at the border — had ended.