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Have you eaten yet?

An Easter Reflection by Jenna, a Partner in Southeast Asia As we reflect on Easter, the Good Friday meal, and the concept of communion.  I’d like to pose a question: Who is sitting at your table?  Are there people who represent all embodiments of our Lord around you?  How can you make your table more diverse to reflect…

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Seek Justice

As an international organization, we value the candor with which colleagues speak into our lives. Coming from other cultures, they see things we don’t. They help correct our blind spots. With that in mind, we’re posting this piece written by a European partner. ____________ I’m sure we’re grieved about the events in the U.S. and…

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Follow the Leader

Injustice grieves God, and it grieves us too. We cry out to the Lord in lament. Whether we witness wrong here in the States or in some faraway place, Jesus, who led by example, calls us to identify with the hurting, to enter on the side of the oppressed, to follow him in taking the…

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After Corona

In many ways, Interserve has a bottom-up leadership structure: We entrust decision-making to local teams–they are the ones who best understand the context. Here’s a reflection from Alex, a team leader in Southeast Asia, as his team considers post-corona adjustments. By now you’ve hopefully realized that the plan can’t be to just ‘sit this out’…

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Counseling cross-culturally

Just as in our home countries, in the fragile, central Asian country where I live and work, there is a growing realization of how important mental health is. Years of war and high levels of stressful life experiences like poverty and family violence mean more than 50% of the population here live with high levels…

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