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Miriam seeks to address and promote dialogue and reconciliation in an increasingly divided and fragmented Honduras. She is catalyzing a network among church leaders and Christian organizations that actively promotes reconciliation and peace, starting among the churches themselves. She works to promote justice among the poor and combat violence in all its aspects; and together with other Christian organizations work to support the church to become a signpost for the Kingdom Way of life and community and a"prophetic voice" in society.
Miriam was born and raised in a rural community in Northern Sweden. She was born into a Christian home and from a early age was exposed a strong Christian witness and to and world missions. In her early twenties she was sent to Honduras to serve among the urban poor of Tegucigalpa where she learned and grew in her passion for extending God's Kingdom. She married in Honduras, where she together with her husband is raising a family and working for justice and peace in the Honduran context.
Political corruption, systemic injustice, and organized crime among the gangs and narco traffickers in Honduras has created a general crisis in Honduran society that is unprecedented resulting in widespread violence and social chaos. The 2009 constitutional crisis, when the government of President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown by the military divided evangelical church and has weakened the testimony of the fellowship of believers as a unified body of hope in the midst of the despair.
In this difficult environment Miriam can only imagine hope through God's representatives, the church: courageous communities of faith that tirelessly work for the extension of God's Kingdom, willing to take risks, work for justice against corruption and violence, while promoting dialogue and reconciliation. Miriam has catalyzed an alliance of churches from both sides of the divide to bring about reconciliation, unity and a shared response to the greater societal brokenness that Honduras is suffering. She has helped facilitate an alliance of over 3000 churches that are working towards Oneness in Christ and as a result becoming an alternative to the violence and fragmentation.