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The Sojourner Summit 2017 is Right Around the Corner – June 21-23 – Let Us Know If You Are Interested in Joining Us!

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Together with movement leaders and prophetic voices – including Margaret Atwood, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Joshua DuBois, Michael Gerson, Amena Brown Owen, Jim Wallis, and Linda Sarsour – we will focus on this unique moment in history, and the healing and resistance we bring to this time.

The Summit is a gathering driven by your participation – everyone comes to teach, share, learn and grow. We are a convening created for leaders, anchored by their commitments to faith and justice. We want your voice in the conversation! And we need you to register soon.

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Woven Women’s Leadership Consultation to be Held on June 17th

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Saturday, June 17, 9:00-2:00 at Congregación León de Judá, 68 Northampton St, Boston.

Join together with other Boston Christian women leaders to ignite local collective action movements! The morning plenary sessions will focus on practical tools and best practices for effective collaboration and movement building. In the afternoon, women will participate in one of two workshops, where they will advise local networks focused on social justice and church unity. See below for workshop descriptions. Register Now! Read More

The Ihangane Project Presents It’s Impressive Health Outcomes at the International AIDS Conference

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Re-Imagining Healthcare

The Ihangane Project is a nonprofit healthcare organization that began working in Rwanda in 2008 with the goal of improving the health status of HIV+ adults and children. Our work in Ruli, Rwanda has evolved into a surprisingly simple, highly effective model for delivering primary health care to vulnerable people everywhere. Read our story at www.theihanganeproject.com.

We had the privilege of meeting the founder of The Ihangane Project, Dr. Wendy Leonard, at a conference in Mexico called Opportunity Collaboration. We were compelled by her vision and approach of listening deeply to patients and providers and working within existing healthcare systems to inspire and implement continuous quality improvement to improve maternal and child health outcomes. Dr. Leonard and her colleagues presented the success of their model at the International AIDS Conference.

These remarkable outcomes are a direct result of The Ihangane Project’s innovative model of care. Health care workers and HIV+ mothers at seven health centers associated with Ruli District Hospital designed and implemented a CQI program that has increased quality across all pillars of care by 146% between 2013 and 2016. Here’s a glimpse of our process presented at The International AIDS Conference in 2016.

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“The Cognition of Belief” Conference to be Hosted by Georgetown University on June 2nd

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“The Cognition of Belief,” a conference sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation, will be hosted by Georgetown University on June 2nd, 2017 at the Healey Family Student Center. We are pleased to invite scholars who have interests related (broadly) to characteristics of, or factor that influence, belief in the human mind to attend the event. Registration will be free this year. However to have an accurate head count, we ask that you quickly register for the meeting. Read More

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

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Evangelicals for Social Action is thrilled to announce the appointment of Nikki Toyama-Szeto as Executive Director! Nikki Toyama-Szeto brings over 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience to ESA, 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. She is the author of several books, including Partnering with the Global Church (Urbana Onward) and More Than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership and Faith. Read More

Family Homelessness is Down Nationally but Up in Boston Finds Boston Indicators

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Against a backdrop of economic growth and relative affluence, Boston’s homeless family population grew significantly over the last decade. While we’ve made some very recent progress (see last section of this brief for detail), family homelessness grew by nearly 75 percent since 2007, according to a recent report from the Boston Foundation. Three key trends that likely played a role in this increase:

  • The number of families in poverty increased, especially during the Great Recession.
  • Housing costs have risen and fewer affordable rental units are available.
  • Public funding for housing programs has been cut.

Growing family homelessness is particularly concerning in Boston because the country as a whole trended in the opposite direction; nationally, family homelessness dropped by 15 percent. Read More

”If you do away with the yoke of oppression and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.”
Isaiah 58:9-10