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A More Unified World

A More Unified World
Wanda Holcombe places a cross at the Hill of Crosses, Lithuania, in memory of Restorative Justice colleague Emmett Soloman.

My recent Ubuntu journey was all about being together as one. It is rare that women across diverse cultures can find the time to share faith stories and talk about local and global concerns. Seldom do we have the opportunity to discuss how we can tend to those concerns no matter where we live, in order to make a difference in everyone’s future.
The Ubuntu Journey to Lithuania provided just such an opportunity. So many times I heard from team members and those we encountered how connected we are — even when apart — by our passion to care beyond ourselves, to care for our neighbor. It seemed to me that we all came with a desire to not only share but to be truly together in our times of prayer as well as during our lighter, creative moments. We were experiencing the mystery of the other in us all. I am very thankful to United Methodist Women for providing this opportunity and to all the American and Lithuanian women who ventured forth to explore being one in the spirit for a more unified and understanding world on behalf of all.

Posted or updated: 6/17/2014 11:00:00 PM
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