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iStockPHoto and ONE.org Announce “One Thing We Agree On” Photo/Video Contest to Fight Poverty

ONE Thing We Agree On We’re partnering with ONE.org for a contest called ONE Thing We Agree On, and we’re looking for video and print submissions that bring opposites together to stamp out extreme poverty.So get creative. Be edgy, funny, ridiculous — but whatever you do, make it kick-ass. And if you’re chosen as one of the 12 finalists, you’ll get:

• A piece of the $20,000 prize–pie • Tons of free iStock credits (35,000 total to be split between winners) • The chance to see your work appear in the ONE’s next big awareness campaign • Pride in knowing you’re making a difference in the world

The first 500 registrants to submit a brief before Jan. 23, 2013 will get up to 250 free iStock credits to put towards photos, illustrations, video or music for their submissions. Contest ends Feb. 26, 2013. Learn more

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Voices of Poverty

John Christer's Open Heart - Voices of Poverty

From “When Helping Hurts-How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor and yourself” by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert “In the 1990s the World Bank, the premier public-sector institution trying to alleviate poverty in low-income countries, consulted with “the poor … Continue reading

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When Helping Hurts pt3 “The Mission of Israel and Now the Church”

As I read Corbett’s and Fikkert’s book I am continually humbled. I feel that I have failed my Savior in one of his primary missions. Jesus’s mission was to preach the good news of the kingdom in word and deed. … Continue reading

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When Helping Hurts, pt2

Why did Jesus come to earth? Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent … Continue reading

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EMPTY BOWLS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, MONDAY OCTOBER 10

Empty Bowls fundraiser

The fifth annual Empty Bowls event in Grants Pass, Oregon will be held at Parkway Christian Center located at 229 NE Beacon Drive in Grants Pass on Monday, October 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests choose a handcrafted bowl and are then served a simple meal of soup and bread. Guests keep the bowl as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our own community, as well as in the world.

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Is Talking About Traumatic Experiences Dangerous?

The disaster in Haiti once again brings up a question for relief workers: Are methods such as critical incident stress debriefing or similar forms of intervention appropriate? And, in fact, can they be harmful? I believe that telling the story when it …

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