Westerners are most familiar with Brazil’s cities – São Paulo, Rio de Janiero – and with its disasters – dam collapses and wildfires. But many Brazilians live between the huge cities and the precious rainforest. One must drive through a landscape reminiscent of the American Midwest – silos, cattle – to reach Cambé. There, Marcio and Michelle Carvalho direct Refúgio, a ministry to children who suffer neglect and poverty. Read more.
In 2016, Emiola Nihinlola gathered the staff of Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS) in Ogbomosho, Nigeria. They had just finished months of planning alongside the ScholarLeaders Vital SustainAbility team to create a strategy for strengthening NBTS. Just one facet of that strategy – a solar energy project – would take over two years to complete. Read more.
Fifteen ago, Athena Gorospe gave a devotional in which she called her audience – wealthy American Christians – to be downwardly mobile. That morning in Pasadena, she argued that we should recover “Jesus’s concern for the marginalized, the invisible people.” Athena has dedicated herself to this plea – and to practicing what she preaches – especially in the Philippines. Read more.
By 2030, China will likely surpass the US as the country with the world’s largest Christian population. Yet, today many Chinese view Christianity as a “Western” religion, “bad for China,” or a ruse for the superstitious. ScholarLeader Xue Xiaxia hopes to set the record straight.
Discover how ScholarLeader Gloria Calib’s surprising research findings are guiding her mission mobilization efforts in one of the world’s most restricted contexts here.
There are reports of thousands coming to Christ in India, but how might the Church address rising “re-conversions” to Hinduism? Learn about ScholarLeader Manohar James’ distinctive vision and approach here.