Close to home: Welsh speakers, allyship, and justice for the marginalised

Thanks to my father, I have, since childhood, held strong convictions for correcting injustice. Growing up on a tobacco farm in rural Virginia in the 1960s and 70s, my father was also raised with the understanding that all people, regardless of race or socioeconomic class, should be treated with respect. Much of this was counter to that of his fellow white peers, especially at the time of integration.

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How an old Welsh lady became three Galilean women

This post comes from Amelia and Trey, who live in northwest Wales.

Say “Wales” to an outsider and some of the images conjured will include music, and perhaps even the tired if accurate account of hearing hymns sung at a rugby match. Hymns are important to both those who express faith in God and those who don’t. We’ve joined in the tradition ourselves, in both singing hymns as originally composed and arranging some to play with a guitar. We enjoy these songs and the deep truths expressed through soaring melodies and heart-wrenching harmonies.

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Director’s Update — July 2020

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Greetings from Wales! I do hope that your July is going well so far in spite of the ongoing challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. On behalf of all of us here at Linguæ Christi, I’d like to thank you for your ongoing interest in what the Lord is doing among speakers of European indigenous minority language groups, and for your support in prayer, encouragement, and giving.

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Sprachspielen: The 12 Language Affinity Groups of Europe

Last month, I described “Language Affinity” as representing the relationships that languages have with other languages. By adding “Group” to this, I’m describing how the principles of linguistic affinity actually become a useful, if not essential organising principle for our vision and ministry among all the indigenous minority language groups of Europe. To explain this significance for us, let me start with the scale and scope of the task.

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