Reconciliation

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Emile Nsengiyumva is a member of Westbury UMC, where he organized an African youth choir. Nsengiyumva has an entreprenerial spirit; he wants to create a comprehensive organization for African high schoolers in Houston. Photos by Mark Mulligan

'God answered our prayer': Three refugees share their stories

Moise Mukanya, Nusura Mtendamema and Emile Nsengiyumva all experienced horrific violence in their home countries and in refugee camps before resettling in Houston. There they found a new home at Westbury UMC, where their presence has enriched the life of the congregation.

A group prays together in Ferguson, MO

People pray Aug. 15, 2014, at the site of a convenience store destroyed after Ferguson police released the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown.
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Leah Gunning Francis: Leadership lessons at the intersection of faith and justice in Ferguson

There was no single leader in Ferguson, Missouri, writes a seminary professor, activist and author of the book “Ferguson and Faith.” Instead, there were many leaders, who inspire hope for the future.

Women grocery shopping

A young mother vows to make choices -- such as shopping in a different grocery store or taking her son to a less convenient playgroup -- that might allow her to develop relationships across racial lines.
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Allison Backous Troy: What does the ministry of reconciliation look like in my own life?

A writer considers biases that shape her as a white person in America and how she can reach out to her African-American neighbors as a means of racial healing.

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