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The Letter from CEDAR | April 2017

As I reflect on the revelation of Jesus’ salvation in the work of reconciliation, it struck me that as Jewish priests were teaching the word of God and offering sacrifices in strict accordance with the bible, the Lord Jesus Christ, the great high priest, was foregoing the absolute authority He had in choosing whatever form of sacrifice He wished, but instead offered Himself as the sacrifice for the reconciliation of man and God (Romans 5:9-11)...

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CEDAR and Partners Respond to Dire Famine in East Africa

Currently, drought and famine in East Africa are putting 20,000,000 lives in grave danger, and imminent humanitarian help is needed. The members of the Integral Alliance (IA) are constantly monitoring the needs of Somali, North Kaya, and Ethiopia and are actively planning to provide relieves...

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Environmentally Sustainable Development in Thailand

[ ‘SHARE’ Mar-Apr 2017 ] FOCUS ~ AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
What is “development”? What kind of development will lead to better living? In what way will go by contraries? We might be able to find out more from the experience of the farming tribes in Northern Thailand....

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Cared for by the Creation (Matthew 6:24-34)

[ ‘SHARE’ Mar-Apr 2017 ] BACK TO THE BIBLE
Dr. Bernard Wong, a Board Member of CEDAR, suggests that this familiar passage not only teaches us the correct attitude towards work and labor, but also reminds us about our relationship with God’s creation....

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Sharing Land and Cultivating Lives

[ ‘SHARE’ Mar-Apr 2017 ] JOIN HANDS JOIN HEARTS
Traditionally, our impression towards children ministry might involve sponsoring a child or orphan in their daily expenses or education, but did you know that we could now combine children ministry with community resettlement and agricultural development?

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A Passion for Farming—An Interview with Hand the Farmer

[ ‘SHARE’ Mar-Apr 2017 ] TAKING ACTION
In Hong Kong, we would often hear someone tell a person to “Go back to farming at your ranch” to tease one’s lack of wit. Now people don’t need to farm at a ranch, nor are they foolish to be a farmer. We found a perfect example of that in Wu Ying Luen, Hand—a young, humorous, and radiating farmer—from the Society for Indigenous Learning (SoIL) in Hong Kong, who differs greatly from our traditional image of a farmer....

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