by Jim Hodgson
Geneva – I confess there were moments in the first day-and-a-half of this Ecumenical Strategic Forum when I found myself lost in a cloud of words: diakonia, ecumenical diakonia, prophetic diakonia, sustainable development, peace, service, sharing, healing, reconciliation, faith-based/rights-based/justice-based….
The people of Mexico have lost one of their best young leaders. Gisela Mota was shot to death Saturday morning, Jan. 2, just 15 hours after being sworn in as mayor of Temixco, the suburban city on the southern edge of Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
I didn’t know Gisela personally, but for six years in […]
Almost two years ago, I had the privilege of accompanying the United Church’s then-Moderator Gary Paterson and his husband Tim Stevenson on a two-week visit to Colombia and Cuba. Part of what we did was to respond to United Church partners who said they were ready to engage us in dialogue about sexual orientation and […]