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Prophetic Call from the Lebanese Church

Prophetic Call from the Lebanese Church

We highlight a statement from the Lebanese Church concerning recent protests in Lebanon. Our Vital SustainAbility Initiative encourages faculty in the Majority World to speak prophetically from the Gospel to society and encourages schools of theology to support those prophets. We give thanks for this prophetic call for the common good – that this diverse and ecumenical group of leaders are united to condemn corruption, call for peace, and ask politicians to labor for society’s wellbeing. May we all – throughout the Global Church – have such courage.

Meron Gebreananaye

Meron Gebreananaye

Meron Gebreananaye’s first impression of Scripture was influenced by her mother’s large Orthodox Bible. Rare and expensive, it was wrapped in cloth and displayed in a prayer niche. It was never read. “In the Ethiopian Orthodox tradition,” she says, “Scripture is elevated to the extent that you are not expected to read it as a layperson.

Emmanuel Bellon

Emmanuel Bellon

If an unqualified person offers to jump in and help, many organizations are just glad to have someone show up. They don’t always have the luxury of scrutinizing candidates’ resumes or analyzing their giftings. Yet Emmanuel Bellon, Vice President of the Vital SustainAbility Initiative, is convinced that when it comes to training leaders, Christians have an obligation to ask: “How can we do better?”