[T grew up in the slums of India with his parents and younger brother. After attending a local, Muslim run primary school he did his high school via correspondence before starting a university degree in science and education. Now living in Australia with his family, he hopes to return to India later this year to
This article was written by Bob Ekblad, one of the Servants elders. I was deeply troubled by news of this week’s killings of journalists at Charlie Hebdo, France’s beloved satirical newspaper, by two French Muslim brothers of Algerian descent, Chérif and Saïd Kouachi. I’ve been haunted by footage I saw of these gunmen’s shooting of
Jesus was not just born to die. By Trudy Smith Tomorrow will be Christmas. This is the day that we celebrate the Incarnation: God entering into the human condition, revealing the dignity and beauty that lies hidden in our beings. Jesus comes to earth to reveal God’s love for us. This is not a severe
Welcome to the first edition of The Inside Edge, our new international Servants newsletter ! This publication is geared towards keeping people connected and informed with how Jesus is moving within Servants and throughout the margins of society. You can find it by clicking here.
This post was written by a member of the Servants Vancouver team. “You can no more win a war than win an earthquake.” Those were the words of Montana Republican Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, explaining her lone vote against America’s entry into World War II on December 8, 1941.
This article has been written by a team member of the Servants Vancouver team. In our house, we host a weekly event after Tuesday night community dinners called Creative World Justice. The purpose is pretty much what it sounds like—to worship, learn, and brainstorm together about the creative steps we can take towards promoting justice
The following reflection was written by a Servants India team member returning to North America. We’ve been in Canada for a month now. In some ways, it feels that we’ve been here much longer: we have been the eager recipients of hospitality in a loving community that has sheltered us and softened our landing in this
[This fortnight’s From the Archive Friday post, first published on the website in 2006, looks at why non-violence is important to Servants.] Why discuss non-violence? Why is this important, or even relevant, for an evangelical mission working among the poor? Three key reasons: 1. Because Jesus had a lot to say on the issue and
The following article was written by a member of a Servants team in India. As Christians living amongst the urban poor, Servants has taken an unambiguous stance against the use of violence. Instead, we strive to cultivate peace through nonviolent means that are consistent with the end goal. You can read more about our refusal