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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.

#100days: What Are Your Hopes for the New Administration?

In light of the current struggles in our nation, including the pandemic and the tumult of the election and transition seasons, we want to make clear our commitment to hold the Biden Administration accountable, especially for the concerns we think are closest to Jesus’ heart.

Children with Disabilities in Bethlehem

By Kevin Vollrath

Noor Society is a group of mothers of children with developmental disabilities advocating for each other and their children in Aida Camp, a refugee camp of over 5,000 people started in 1948 after the Nakba.

The "Special" Load of Laundry

By James A. Cates, Jr.

“Jake” was a small boy for 15 years of age. It was difficult to imagine the severe emotional disturbance that led to his placement in a residential treatment center, but it was also difficult to imagine the abuse experienced in his home.

Messy Edges

By Vina Mogg

I remember the first time I held a watercolor brush in my hand. There was something therapeutic about the weight of it between my fingers, the shape of the brush tapering at the end just so.

Disability and the Forgotten “Ism”

By Matt Curcio

People with disabilities make up the largest minority group in the US. As many as one in five Americans have a permanent and life-altering disability.

Yet, more often than not, we are left out of conversations in both the public and faith-based sectors.

The Right to Work

By Matt Curcio

The United States is in the middle of an employment crisis—one that will probably never be covered by Fox or CNN.

Politicians are super proud of being able to get that big scary unemployment number down to 4.9 percent.

Some Voices are Still Voiceless

By Matt Curcio
If you haven’t heard yet, Donald Trump will take office in January 2017. Some of those reading this voted for him, some of you are still reeling from his win. I am not here to stretch out those discussions any further.

I See You

By Elrena Evans

The week school began this year, I was chatting with one of the therapists at my son’s elementary school. She asked who his teacher was for second grade, and when I told her, she smiled.

“Can’t They Just Read the Bible?”

By Carole Brenton
“They can’t hear, but they’re not blind. Can’t they just read the Bible?” I get this often when I speak to groups of hearing people, who ask me questions that those serving in a spoken-language context would never be asked.

The Great Commission Here at Home

By Sarita Fowler
Many Christians unwittingly overlook the world’s third-largest unreached people group, many of whom live in the US. Although this group shares many similarities with the rest of us, their culture and language differ significantly from ours.