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HAS ANYONE HURT, THREATENED, OR FRIGHTENED YOU SINCE YOU CAME TO THE UNITED STATES?

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HAS ANYONE HURT, THREATENED, OR FRIGHTENED YOU SINCE YOU CAME TO THE UNITED STATES?

For many immigrants to the US, the physical trip to the United States is not the end of the hardships and dangers of their immigration journey.  Even after crossing the border into the US, immigrants tell stories of cruel Border...

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CLEARING A WAY FOR LEARNING

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CLEARING A WAY FOR LEARNING

On Monday “when Jesus entered the Temple, Jesus drove out all those who were selling and buying there.  He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those selling doves” (Matthew 21:12).

 

The desecration of the...

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DID ANYTHING HAPPEN THAT SCARED OR HURT YOU?

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DID ANYTHING HAPPEN THAT SCARED OR HURT YOU?

Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is...

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HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED GOING TO A SCHOOL?

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HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED GOING TO A SCHOOL?

 

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them;

for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.”

Luke 18:16

 

I imagine a little girl standing there after being interrogated finally...

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What Clergy Need to Thrive: Our response

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What Clergy Need to Thrive: Our response

Since 2017 the Center for Lifelong Learning has participated in the Thriving in Ministry initiative of the Lilly Endowment. Columbia seminar is one of 129 organizations across the country participating in this initiative.

 

The Thriving in Ministry...

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ARE YOU IN TOUCH WITH ANYONE IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY?

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ARE YOU IN TOUCH WITH ANYONE IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY?

“Why does the way of the guilty prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive?”

Jeremiah 12:1b

 

After our course at Columbia Theological Seminary focused on immigration where we learned about the heart wrenching journey of children and...

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DO YOU STILL HAVE ANY FAMILY MEMBERS THAT LIVE IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY?

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DO YOU STILL HAVE ANY FAMILY MEMBERS THAT LIVE IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY?

But Esau ran to meet [his brother Jacob], and embraced him,

and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.

Genesis 33:4

 

There is something powerful about family ties. For families from marginalized communities, maintaining deep connections...

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Migration and holy week: An Introduction

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Migration and holy week: An Introduction

Ukrainian asylum seekers are just beginning to arrive at the U.S. Southern border. They are joined by thousands of other asylum seekers from all over the globe – hotspot places like Yemen, Brazil, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, and even...

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The Wounded Clergy Retreat for Ministers and Spouses

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The Wounded Clergy Retreat for Ministers and Spouses

The Center for Lifelong Learning will offer two Wounded Clergy Retreats for ministers and their spouses in 2022.

The retreat provides a relaxed atmosphere and confidential setting for healing and encouragement to ministers and their families who have experienced termination,...

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