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Discoveries of a Wanderer

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Slavery Still Exists in the Modern World

posted by Jana Melpolder

Slavery. Human trafficking. Kidnapped victims who are often smuggled or forced to migrate across borders. Slaves in today’s world are faced with daily fear and a lack of legal protection, leaving them without a voice when it’s needed most. Human […]

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The United Nation’s “International Day of the Girl Child”

posted by Jana Melpolder

This week we mark the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child on October 11th. The day was created by the United Nations General Assembly to help promote opportunities and equal access for girls everywhere. The UN created it to increase […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Indigenous Education and Western Science in Bolivia

posted by Jana Melpolder

Originally posted on Open Equal Free In Bolivia, a country which has one of the biggest maternal mortality rates at 190 deaths per 100,000 births, healthcare workers are making strides to bring cultural practices into the delivery room to give a […]

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5 Reasons Why Young Women Shouldn’t Watch “The Bachelorette” (And Why I Just Did)

posted by Jana Melpolder

The rose ceremony. Tears. Group dates. Emotional rollar-coasters. 25 or so men all working to woo the heart of one woman. In other words…pathetic entertainment. So why does it entice so many women in the United States? I haven’t followed […]

How Women Are Breaking the Church’s Glass Ceiling

posted by Jana Melpolder

Jesus treated women differently than others would have treated women during his time, serving as a sort of early feminist, says the Rev. Susan Sparks, senior pastor at Madison Avenue Baptist Church. “Maybe you could even say Jesus was sort […]

Women Challenge the Rules at Israel’s Wailing Wall

posted by Jana Melpolder

I’ve traveled to Israel and have seen the Western Wall – or Wailing Wall – in person. It’s an extraordinary experience, and while I was there I had to separate from the men to the “Women Only” section. I was […]

Violence Against Women: The Faith Response

posted by Jana Melpolder

During their lifetime, one out of every four women will experience violence from an intimate partner.   Today, clergy are reaching out and   supporting those women who become victims in their own homes. Originally posted on Odyssey Networks.

What Do Different Religions Believe About Abortion?

posted by Jana Melpolder

Watch here for a deeper understanding of what Christianity, Islam, and Judaism teaches about abortion. The answers may surprise you. I am pro-life, and what are you? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section!    

Eating with the Enemy: Esther’s Story

posted by Jana Melpolder

Risk and sacrifice: a deeper look at Queen Esther‘s story. This is part of Odyssey Networks’ ON Scripture The Bible series.

Household Chores Hold Girls Back

posted by Jana Melpolder

This was originally posted on Open Equal Free Young girls around the world are faced with a very difficult sense of reality. Often when one or both parents are unable to care for the home or family, a daughter will […]

Religion in the News: The Supreme Court and Obama’s Health Care

posted by Jana Melpolder

Looking for a quick way to get the top stories of religious news? Check out this video that highlights President Obama’s health care, Mitt Romney, The Vatican, and more.

Sudanese American Women Are Encouraged to Further Education

posted by Jana Melpolder

I originally posted this on Open Equal Free – check out the site! Women who left the worn-torn country of Sudan were given a clear message at a recent conference: the path to success in the United States is paved […]

Are You Thirsty?

posted by Jana Melpolder

Image wanting to take a shower. Or cook food. Or take a drink – and all you had was water that looked like this: This is a reality that many people in Kenya are dealing with on a regular basis. […]

Meet the First Female President of Union Theological Seminary

posted by Jana Melpolder

For International Women’s Day, I’d like to introduce you to Rev. Dr. Serene Jones. I was fortunate enough to meet her as she stopped my office in New York. She is the first female president of Union Theological Seminary, which […]

A Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the Empowerment of Women

posted by Jana Melpolder

Meet Leymah Gbowee, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who works to help empower women in her own community. She has been through the difficult struggles alongside women in her native country, and through it all she has shown great faith […]

North Korea: A Lesson in Social Control

posted by Jana Melpolder

It frightens me just how much social control can exist in a culture. Look at North Korea as an example. I was shocked to discover that news about the Kim Jong II’s death didn’t leak for two days. That’s a […]

Inspirational Women Part II

posted by Jana Melpolder

Read the stories of other women that have made an incredible impact on the world. Some you may know and some may surprise you! Irena Sendler Irena Sendler is known for her humanitarian work, most notably from the World War […]

Famous Women That Inspire Us

posted by Jana Melpolder

Besides the incredible women in our own lives such as our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and friends, there are many famous women that can draw us in by the inspirational things they do. Who made my list? Check back tomorrow to […]

Meet a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

posted by Jana Melpolder

Leymah Gbowee is a peace activist who has played a remarkable role in ending the war in Liberia. This Nobel Peace Prize Laureate is also a Lutheran, and she knows that faith has played a large part in her life. Watch how this inspiring woman […]

If They Can Walk, I Can Walk. But I Just Don’t Want to…

posted by Jana Melpolder

I’m not going to lie. I’ve never owned a car and I’m 27 years old. I’ve been a licensed driver for 10 years but never with my own set of wheels. Before you think, “that’s crazy or weird,” let me […]

Yes, Sadly Slavery Still Exists

posted by Jana Melpolder

Slavery is not only a thing of the past that we read about in school. It’s something that happens every day. It’s something that’s as modern as Twitter and Smartphones. It’s something that’s a harsh reality for many men, women, and children around […]

A Letter to the Mothers and Fathers of Bolivia

posted by Jana Melpolder

I am happy to say that this post was recently featured on the World Vision blog!   To the incredible mothers and fathers of Bolivia, This journey has been an opportunity to give a voice for the voiceless. To put a […]

So, I Met the ‘It’ Girls of Bolivia

posted by Jana Melpolder

They’re beautiful. They inspire us. Who are they? Celestine – Meet a woman who is a fierce example of what the love of a mother can do. When Celestine’s son was young, he wasn’t able to walk and play like […]

Listening to the Voices of Bolivia

posted by Jana Melpolder

What do Bolivians hope for when it comes to their communities and families? Check out what ideas they’ve shared with me about the future! High-quality health care for their children Stop and reverse child malnutrition in their communities Higher wages for […]

What’s World Vision Already Doing in Bolivia?

posted by Jana Melpolder

World Vision has been active in Bolivia for a long time, but what has this Christian Organization been doing on the ground? Watch how World Vision workers are utilizing community resources to help Bolivians gain access to education, human rights awareness, […]

‘Half the Sky’ Is a Must-Read

posted by Jana Melpolder

Not only does the book Half the Sky show what life can be like for women around the world, but it also absorbs you into the reality that many young girls face.   To read this book takes a bit […]

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Slavery Still Exists in the Modern World
Slavery. Human trafficking. Kidnapped victims who are often smuggled or forced to migrate across borders. Slaves in today's world are faced with daily fear and a lack of legal protection, leaving them without a voice when it's needed most. Human ...

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posted 5:12:35pm Jan. 07, 2014 | read full post »

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Tragedy struck the entire nation last year when a gunman killed 26 first-grade students and adults on December 14, 2012. The community has experienced grief beyond what most of us can understand. But with time, the slow and painful process of ...

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