We were reminded this past week about how labels and degrading words can and do bring intense pain to people. Our president made some very egregious and degrading comments about particular countries. People from the countries that were mentioned have been wounded and dismayed.
When Carol Duerksen heard Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Moyer Suderman perform “Detectives of Divinity” in April, she thought it would make a good theme for children’s Sunday school material.
CHIBOK, Nigeria — Cradling a faded school picture of her daughter, Kolo Adamu sat on the front porch of the Church of the Brethren meetinghouse. She recalled the months after the teen was abducted by Boko Haram, an Islamist extremist group known for its brutality.