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    A blog of updates and inspiration from Imago Dei Fund.


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

May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017|

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 ...

May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017|

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 Read More

“The Cognition of Belief” Conference to be Hosted by Georgetown...

May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017|

“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

May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017|

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 Indica...

May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017|

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 Read More

Women Breaking Caste Barriers: Made in The Image of God

Maria Blackburn | May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017|

This is the second post in an ongoing forum on the topic "What Practical Relevance Does the 'Imago Dei' Have for the Advance of Human Rights, Peace, and Global Development in the 21st century?" See Read More

“If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton at the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing