I have an amazing opportunity to participate in the “Woman to Woman” humanitarian and missions trip to Kigali city, Rwanda. Our trip will be a unique learning exchange, the of its kind through Africa New Life, where black women from America and black women in Rwanda can connect, learn and serve together. Author and spoken word poet, Amena Brown, is leading a team of 11 women in this effort. Here she shared her heart and vision for the trip:
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I am already into my summer reading. Mostly, I’m reading and doing research for my next book. The manuscript is due to the publisher in the fall.
In the meantime, I’ve been doing a lot of reflection and introspection about what it means and what it looks like for me to lead as an African American Christian woman. God is affirming my commitment and confidence in his call to leadership, and he is also inviting me to speak into leadership conversations, as I continue to celebrate other women that are doing this work–women that we all need to know.
In light of a recent Christianity Today conversation, I have shared a syllabus of women authors that will benefit the whole church, both men and women.
You can find my contributions to the conversations and my book recommendations at Missio Alliance.
What are you reading this summer.
By now, many of you have read my recent Missio Alliance article, Being Black, a Woman, and an Evangelical. At the end of that article, I briefly highlight several black women—whether they identify as evangelical or not—that have navigated the Christian and evangelical spaces, and what we can all learn from them.
One of the women featured in that piece was Nicola A. Menzie. Nicola is the visionary, founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Faithfully magazine. While Faithfully has maintained a presence through its official website and podcast, the printed magazine is a new adventure. Since I’ve read the first issue, I wanted to tell everyone why they should check this out.
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