Category Archives: Cross-Cultural / Faith-Based

Hospitality For All of Us

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By Ruth D. Anderson, PhD (Originally Published in The Greensboro News & Record) Executive Director of The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro and on Program Committee for The Guilford Nonprofit Consortium RDAnderson@triad.rr.com At a time when the evening news tells stories of conflict between cultures and faiths, Greensboro and FaithAction International House are sharing positive stories of new neighbors and friendships in the midst of our diversity. Recently FaithAction held its Ninth Annual Multicultural Thanksgiving, where over 200 people representing over a dozen cultures and faiths shared food, music and fellowship. Faith Action International House, a nonprofit center for cross-cultural learning, service and advocacy, answers the question: Who are You? with the following reply: We are people from America and …

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Growing Together at Peacehaven Farm

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By Ruth D. Anderson, PhD (Originally Published in The Greensboro News & Record, 2010) Buck Cochran, Executive Director of nonprofit Peacehaven Community Farm, says that he is interested not only in growing tomatoes but also in growing relationships. In fact, Buck suggests that both of the goals of Peacehaven—the farming and the relating—are inextricably linked. Several years ago, Buck, a Presbyterian pastor, visited a L’Arche Community in Washington, DC while on sabbatical. Buck was curious about this model of community where people live and work alongside developmentally handicapped adults. He and his cofounders, Tim and Susan Elliott, wanted to create a similar place “back home” in Guilford County and found the perfect rural setting in an 89-acre property just outside …

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