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CSA’s free weekly publication, a carefully curated collection of original articles at the intersection of spiritual formation and social action.

A Call for Solidarity in the Face of Anti-Asian Racism

Please watch this important video statement from Asian American Christian leaders.

We invite you to sign this open letter from the Asian American Christian Collaborative in response to the recent killings in Atlanta of eight people, 6 of Asian descent.

A Personal Update from Our Founder

By Ron Sider

Dear friends,

I have cancer–a somewhat aggressive form of bladder cancer. Cancer is a scary word, given that about 600,000 Americans die every year of cancer.

Pondering one’s cancer certainly evokes what the Psalmist says about the temporal, transitory nature of our life here on this lovely planet: “As for mortals, their days are like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more” (Ps.

A Call to Radical Prayer

By Micky ScottBey Jones

Years ago, it was the discovery of praying the words of others that brought me back to praying at all. My faith tradition had taught me to pray whatever came to mind after bowing my head.

A Church for Dreamers: DACA

By Nikki Toyama-Szeto
I think I dropped a plate and almost broke it when I heard the news of President Trump’s plan to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

Meet Nikki Toyama-Szeto, CSA’s New Executive Director

From CSA

Christians for Social Action is thrilled to announce the appointment of Nikki Toyama-Szeto as Executive Director!

Read an introduction to Nikki by CSA board member, Kathy Khang.
Nikki Toyama-Szeto brings over 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience to CSA, having previously served both International Justice Mission and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, where she worked for many years as the program director for Urbana Missions Conference.

New Copernican Empowerment Dialogues

From CSA

New Copernicans are those who embrace a new and emerging social imaginary that is post-Enlightenment and post-secular in its ethos. Carried predominately by millennials, the New Copernican perspective is both the hope for the American evangelical church and the emerging soul of American culture.

Faith-Rooted Organizing Workshop in Philadelphia: Join Us!

From CSA

CSA is hosting a 1.5-day practical and inspirational workshop on faith-rooted organizing by award-winning world-changer Alexia Salvatierra—and you won’t want to miss it! Faith-rooted organizing brings God’s people together to create systemic change in our communities, contributing all of the gifts—from our deepest wells to broader movements for justice. 

Don't Display Your Solidarity, Express It!

By Sung Yeon Choimorrow
This is not a piece about Standing Rock, the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and the water protectors. This is a reflection to expand upon the narrative of what happened during the clergy action visit to Standing Rock on November 3rd, 2016.