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Global Mission

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Advocacy isn't just an ecclesiastical ideal, it's a missional imperative in today's world, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

African Immigrants

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A theology of advocacy has a biblical basis of full communal engagement that doesn't stand in the way of meeting immediate needs for charity but seeks to heal suffering caused by unjust systems, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

Filipino Farmers

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The world needs Christ's followers to be more humane and responsive to the cries of the vulnerable and less dogmatic to our own vision of mission, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

Global Mission

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In his concluding article on "Wonder, Love and Praise," the proposed United Methodist document on the nature of the church, the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj argues for a "hybrid theology" that takes in all massive faith and culture shifts. more

Global Nature 2 Comments

Africa University Choir

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The draft of a new understanding on the nature of the Church needs to look to the energy of Global South's "pilgrim" model rather than the "settled Christianity" of the Western Church, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

Favoring Rule 44

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The Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj reflects on the multifaceted nature of General Conference and what that means to an increasingly global denomination. more

2016 General Conference

Effective Christian witness on immigrant issues requires both advocacy in words and love in concrete action, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

African Immigration

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Our changed world demands that we change the way we conduct Christian mission work, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

Social Principles Drafting

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Our radically altered world today warrants new transformative mission principles, says the Rev. Jacob Dharmaraj, who is helping to revise United Methodism's Social Principles. more

Global Nature

Norway Kemper

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United Methodists' top-level advocacy for refugees and migrants has failed to flow down to hospitality and support for immigrant congregations, with sometimes disastrous results, writes Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

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Global Mission

Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Advocacy isn't just an ecclesiastical ideal, it's a missional imperative in today's world, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

African Immigrants

Irish Defense Forces Photo CC2 License

A theology of advocacy has a biblical basis of full communal engagement that doesn't stand in the way of meeting immediate needs for charity but seeks to heal suffering caused by unjust systems, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

Filipino Farmers

Photo courtesy of Gladys P. Mangiduyos, UMNS

The world needs Christ's followers to be more humane and responsive to the cries of the vulnerable and less dogmatic to our own vision of mission, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

Global Mission

Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

In his concluding article on "Wonder, Love and Praise," the proposed United Methodist document on the nature of the church, the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj argues for a "hybrid theology" that takes in all massive faith and culture shifts. more

Global Nature 2 Comments

Africa University Choir

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

The draft of a new understanding on the nature of the Church needs to look to the energy of Global South's "pilgrim" model rather than the "settled Christianity" of the Western Church, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

Jacob Dharmaraj

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The Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj questions what the purpose of the relocated and revamped ecumenical and interfaith office should be: a program unit based on past glories or a think tank blazing a trail to the future. more

Global Nature

Favoring Rule 44

Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS

The Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj reflects on the multifaceted nature of General Conference and what that means to an increasingly global denomination. more

2016 General Conference

Effective Christian witness on immigrant issues requires both advocacy in words and love in concrete action, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

African Immigration

U.S. Navy photo/Released

Our changed world demands that we change the way we conduct Christian mission work, writes the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj. more

Global Nature

Social Principles Drafting

Church & Society Photo

Our radically altered world today warrants new transformative mission principles, says the Rev. Jacob Dharmaraj, who is helping to revise United Methodism's Social Principles. more

Global Nature

Jacob Dharmaraj

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The Rev. Jacob Dharmaraj examines the United Methodist mission document, "Grace Upon Grace," for its potential to confront and overcome global challenges. more

Global Nature

Sumo Wrestlers

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Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj reflects on the 2012 General Conference from the perspective of an Asian American United Methodist, a minority group whose experience he believes can help the UMC move into a vital future. more

Perspectives