Churches opt for starting own humanitarian agencies

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(RNS) Members of Metro Community Church in Englewood, N.J., support the missionaries sent by their denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church, to the Congo, but Africa is a distant and dangerous trip from the 400-member flock. “We can’t send our short-term missionaries there,” said Stephen Sharkey, the church’s life ministries pastor. Church members wanted something hands-on. […]

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