Mission Group Leader Washes Feet to Repent for Past Exclusion of Blacks

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SIM, or Serving in Mission, an international mission organization, has taken a step of reconciliation: apologizing for a past policy that excluded African-American missionary candidates from its ranks. In a “Together as One” statement, SIM USA director Steve Strauss recently wrote words of apology. “We knew that, in the past, some American mission agencies had […]

  • solomon

    I actually remember Dr. Strauss during his missionary days in Ethiopia. He sometimes preached at my childhood church, Kale Hiwot. He was a cool dude. At my early teen age years, I remember being amazed how well he and his family integrated themselves there, to the point even non-believers in the village knew who he was. I wonder if he still speaks Amharic.