A lot of my energy these days is going toward preparations for a Presbyterian World Mission consultation in Dallas this October, called Better Together. It’s a gathering of a wide variety of folks from across the PC(USA) and partner churches to dream and plan ways to work together to more effectively engage the three critical global issues identified in World Mission’s strategic direction:
- addressing the root causes of poverty, especially as it impacts women and children
- sharing the Good News of God’s love in Jesus Christ
- working for reconciliation in cultures of violence, including our own
There are some more spaces open for participants, so if you’re interested in attending please check out the information here. And whether or not you’re able to attend the consultation, consider this your personal invitation to lend your voice to the conversation going on in preparation for the event!
If you have ideas for strategies we could use in this work, resources to share (books, articles, blogs, videos, etc.), or just want to listen in and read up on what’s being shared by others, take a look at the Better Together blog, and join the Facebook group.
The blog includes this reflection on evangelism, education, and social services by Rev. Diego Higuita of the IPC in Colombia and these thoughts on women, spirituality, and advocacy by Cleo Loza of UMAVIDA in Bolivia. What do you think?