Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tasting heaven

Well-meaning Christian visitors liked to describe the pantry as a “feeding ministry,” that that just seemed like a nervous euphemism to me. What I saw was church: hundreds of people gathering each week around an altar to share food and … Continue reading

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The story of Dawn Loggins

Education for girls: Support it.

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Kampala rain

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On writing with integrity

[Hilary] Mantel wondered if she was being too demanding. But then she thought that to adjust her style in any way would be not only a loss, but patronising (“You simply cannot run remedial classes for people on the page”). … Continue reading

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Religion in Development: Look for the whole picture

   “FBOs [faith-based organizations] are not mere civil society or non-governmental organizations which happen to draw their inspiration from religious teachings instead of some form of humanistic philosophy… The ‘spiritual’ and ‘temporal’ activities are deeply intertwined. Moreover, the distinction between … Continue reading

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soulgardeners is the blog of Thomas Jacobus Smith, a (white) South African Christian who writes about and works for justice and equity for the poor in his beloved country. In 2011, Smith received his MA from the University of Pretoria, … Continue reading

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Early morning walk

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