GHI Spring Newsletter 2024 – Christianity and the Struggle for Justice

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Christianity and the Struggle for Justice

Christianity and Struggle for Justice (1)

On a Sunday morning in January, Global Horizon’s Ubuntu training team, led by Dr. Leon Rodrigues and Dr. Samuel Zalanga, held a seminar at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley. The thought-provoking message aimed to shed light on the history of the legacy of Christian activism and advocacy for social justice. Believers are reminded of the commitment we share to a more just and compassionate world:

Long ago, in the rich history of Christian thought, the work of Saint Augustine of Hippo continues to resonate, particularly in his famous book, “The City of God” that a society without justice is a gang of robbers, given that some people are more privileged and powerful than others resulting in a misuse of power with impunity.

Concern about justice has been a central and integral part of the Christian faith. This notwithstanding, within the broader Christian tradition, there are differences in approaches to justice, depending on the particular tradition one is referring to. We explore three of these approaches from the Catholic church, Protestant church, and Liberation theology.

I was left with a better understanding of the historical roots of many of my beliefs, essentially, seeing myself in context, or to use the African term, Ubuntu,  "I am because we are!" Through history we see God's people struggling with the world and with what Jesus was calling them to do. - Daan Klem, GHI President


Ubuntu Training offers discussion and training for leadership groups, churches, schools and other small groups. We equip teams in multicultural ministry with assessments, coaching and resources for racial reconciliation and cultural inclusion.

The Ubuntu team of trainers has extensive experience in diversity and inclusion and Christian ministry in leadership roles at local Christian colleges and universities.

For more information: Ubuntu Training

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Global Horizon's 2023 Impact 

12 New Projects
46 Global Mission Projects in
20 Countries

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1,000s REACHED

Christian leaders trained, youth educated and mentored, children fed, elderly cared for, churches planted, employable skills taught, people loved, cycles of poverty broken, and the love of Jesus shared.

Project News from Uganda & Mexico

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Water!! Care 4 Destitute Ministries Uganda met one of their huge goals to bring clean water to the two communities they serve. No longer do they access water from local streams and continually risk illness.

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900!! That's the number of children and families that attended Adulam Ministries' outreach event in rural Mexico. The team shared food, Bible stories through clowning, laughter, games, and services for the community.

Welcoming New Projects

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Bethlehem Star of Peace - SE Asia

Sending missionaries to start and strengthen churches among unreached people groups.
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Grand Portage Outreach - USA

Outreach to the Ojibwe community of Grand Portage Reservation, Minnesota, sharing the love of Jesus by serving and engaging with one another.
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Insightful Global Ventures -
USA and Global

Transformative data science education for underrepresented populations and global missions outreach.
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Iriba Shalom USA - Rwanda

Healing and reconciliation to those suffering the consequences of genocide in Rwanda.
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Speaker for Your Group: Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Denise Uwimana-Reinhardt, genocide survivor, author, and founder of Iriba Shalom International will be in the Twin Cities area June 11-15th.

Would you like to hear her message of hope? She seeks invitations to speak at church gatherings, small groups, or book clubs. For more information or to schedule a date, contact Bill at

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