The revolutionary act of self-care

The quality of our relationship with self can reveal about our relationships with others.
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Lives of wholeness

by Rozella Haydée White

Isaiah 58 provides an alternative view of something that the people of Israel thought they were good at–worship. It becomes clear that their understanding (read: our understanding) of what true and authentic worship was (read: is) did not line up with God’s desire. It uses the practice of fasting as the example by which the people of Israel could understand what God was after. It is text that many within social justice movements use as they lift up the biblical mandate for worship being a lifestyle, one that is focused on justice, advocacy and care for others. MORE ›

Building relationships at college

by Jennifer Hall

Before going away to school at Temple University, I was afraid of leaving home for an unknown city far away. As a small-framed black woman, I had a lot of fears about living in North Philadelphia. Before attending Temple, I lived in Chicago, another big city, but since I lived with my aunt and uncle it didn’t seem so daunting. But living in a new city on my own was a completely new experience. MORE ›

Cafe group: Self-care

The revolutionary act of self care
by Rozella Haydée White
The quality of our relationship with self can reveal a lot about the quality of our relationships with others. Do you practice self-care?


Faith reflections: Lives of wholeness
by Rozella Haydée White
What if God wants us to be clear about our needs so that we can live lives of wholeness and be available to meet others’ needs?

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Café incorporates a Lutheran perspective for young, adult women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith relates to the issues that women face today. Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with their congregation. Pictured: The Young Women’s Bible Study at Clemson University. They read and discuss Café articles once a week.

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