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posted by ACT:S August 28th, 2012
By: Christine Jeske
Originally posted here
Christine Jeske has spent seven years working in microfinance, refugee resettlement, development, and holistic missions with her husband Adam. Their journeys have taken them from Wisconsin to Nicaragua, China, and South Africa, culminating in a new book This Ordinary Adventure: Settling Down Without Settling. Christine’s work has appeared in a number of publications in both the United States and South Africa. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she writes, speaks, teaches for Eastern University, parents two children, works toward a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology, and blogs at Into the Mud.
Jimmy Carter said that the greatest challenge of the twenty-first century is the widening gap between richest and poorest people on earth.* I’ve been carrying that thought around with me ever since I read it. I believe he’s right. (more…)
posted by ACT:S July 23rd, 2012
SENEGAL, Dakar 17 July, 2012 – A lack of ability to access, grow and store food year after year means millions of children in West Africa now live in a state of permanent food crisis, a new report published today finds.
posted by ACT:S July 19th, 2012
Jordan Kologe is a newlywed living in Dallas, Texas who works for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as part of the Urbana Team. When he isn’t writing blogs, he can be found reading books he isn’t smart enough to understand in the corner at Starbucks, wondering about the meaning of life after the Euro’s. (more…)
posted by ACT:S July 17th, 2012
NAIROBI (July 12, 2012) – A year after the food crisis in the Horn of Africa peaked and famine was declared in some parts of Somalia, the situation has improved but much more help is needed to reduce the vulnerability of people from drought and hunger. To date, nearly nine million people continue to live in desolate conditions and require aid in the region. (more…)
posted by ACT:S July 16th, 2012
By now, we’ve all seen pictures of burqa-cloaked Afghan women peering out at the world through woven screens. Perhaps we wonder how they live at all. As an aid worker in Afghanistan for five years, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know some of these women, by entering their homes, drinking their tea and sharing their lives. (more…)