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Race, Power, Privilege, and Our Place in the World

One thing that is very evident when entering YAGM orientation is that its very white. And by white I mean that there are a lot of folks who hold a lot of racial privilege that are part of this organization. Anyone familiar with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America would probably not be surprised by… Continue reading Race, Power, Privilege, and Our Place in the World

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A Week in Plenary

Myself and the other 76 other YAGM volunteers descended upon the Windy City on Tuesday, August 14th, to start a week of bonding, learning, and just some general shenanigans. I myself have just returned from an Amazing Race style scavenger hunt to find a Ethiopian restaurant in uptown Chicago. My beautiful cohort and I explored… Continue reading A Week in Plenary

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The Journey of a Lifetime

Hello all! I am Khadijah Islam and I would like to formally invite you to my blog Khadijah in Kayonza. This blog will be centered around documenting my experience of serving as a Young Adult in Global Mission for the next year of my life. I am so excited to bring you all along for the… Continue reading The Journey of a Lifetime