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Hope: Reflections from Isaiah 11

  Advent is all about hope. Hope is that particular kind of waiting with expectation that refuses to be discouraged in the face of delay and detour. Each year during Advent we celebrate and stir hope in our hearts because the Promised One has come. Word became flesh and dwelled among us. Hope was no […]

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Thanksgiving and lament, gratitud y lamento

Thanksgiving and lament, gratitud y lamento. The both/and of kingdom theology charges us with the need to inhabit both those spaces. As Christians, we see this contrast and presence in so many places throughout Scripture. One could even argue that the themes of thanksgiving and lament are the most compelling, timeless themes in Scripture.

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A new vision for the city we need

Michael Mata, John Liotti and Mary Nelson recently represented CCDA at the Urban Shalom Project prelude to the UN Urban Habitat III gathering in Quito, Ecuador. The hope was to articulate the value added voice of Christians to the vision and work of just, sustainable cities at the UN Conference, a voice that has not […]

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Conference Videos

We are in the process of going through all the media created at the 2016 National Conference in LA. It was an exciting time and we are so excited to share it with you. Bookmark this page and come back as it will continue to be refreshed.

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Hope and expectation

I just returned from a one day trip to Detroit where we began to solidify our host committee planning with local leaders in anticipation of our national conference in October of 2017. While there’s great excitement for next year, I want to take a moment to reflect on the Camino and the 2016 national conference […]

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2017 National Conference Detroit

We are thrilled the CCDA National Conference will be hosted in Detroit, October 4–7, 2017. The people of Detroit are resilient. We consistently see the hardships of the city through the media, but we also know there are many gifts and assets in the city of Detroit. God is doing a good work, and we […]

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Camino Devotional 11: August 30, 2016

LECTURA: ISAÍAS 53:2b-4 (NVI)2 No había en él belleza ni majestad alguna; su aspecto no era atractivo y nada en su apariencia lo hacía deseable. 3 Despreciado y rechazado por los hombres, varón de dolores, hecho para el sufrimiento. Todos evitaban mirarlo; fue despreciado, y no lo estimamos.4 Ciertamente él cargó con nuestras enfermedades y soportó nuestros […]

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In Legacy of César Chávez: Robert Chao Romero

Inspired by César Chávez and the Chicana/o civil rights movement of the 1960’s, I am walking El Camino to declare that Jesus loves and cares for immigrants, and that our broken immigration system desperately needs to be reformed.   On March 17, 1966, Chávez and the farmworker community embarked upon a famous march from the […]

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Bethany Anderson: Why I am doing El Camino

In 2013, I had the opportunity to participate in a public display of solidarity with my immigrant brothers and sisters on the lawn of Congress in Washington DC through the Fast 4 Families. I was almost a decade into my journey of understanding our broken immigration system in the context of the predominately Mexican neighborhood […]

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Felicia Graham: Why I am doing El Camino

This summer has been bittersweet. The bitter part of this summer has been losing family members. My Uncle Greg, my Tio Agustine, and my cousin Norma all passed away within weeks of each other. At my Tio Agustine’s funeral, I had the honor of meeting my 96-year-old Tia Concha. I also learned that my Tia […]

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A Call for Unity in the Body: Dominique Gilliard

I am participating in the CCDA Camino because I cannot apathetically watch families be torn apart, laborers economically exploited, and entire people groups dehumanized and depicted as criminals. In the midst of such darkness, the Church is called to bear witness to the light, who is Jesus Christ. Christians have a moral responsibility to hold […]

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