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The vision of 5 Small Loaves: Education / Conversation / Action

Recent events, such as the shooting in Ferguson, MO and the “Trail of Tears” banner displayed at an OSU football game, have demonstrated how much ground our nation has yet to cover in the area of race relations. Race, diversity and reconciliation is where 5 Small Loaves strives to be a source of education and … Continue reading

The Blanket Exercise: An Invitation to Lament

This week I had the privilege of working with some partners from the Christian Reformed Church to edit the script for the blanket exercise, a participatory exercise to expose churches and congregations to the history of injustice and racism against Native Americans. One crucial item we added to the exercise this week is a component … Continue reading

Ministry Update – June 2014

Ya’at’eeh my friends. I (Mark Charles) wanted to give you a short update on the latest happenings for 5 Small Loaves. Last week, in Washington DC, I presented at a conference for Sojourners called the Summit for Change. This was a gathering of about 300 Christian leaders from around the country to dialogue about national … Continue reading

NAIITS Symposium 2014 Summary

Last week I had the privilege of attending the 11th annual Symposium of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS) at George Fox University near Portland OR. This is the third time I have attended a NAIITS Symposium and while I do not consider myself an academic, I have to admit I really … Continue reading

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