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Karen Burton Mains

Executive Co-Director

Global Bag Project

HQ Phone:  (630) 293-4500

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Global Bag Project

1800 W Hawthorne Ln Suite K

West Chicago, Illinois,60185

United States

Company Description

The Global Bag Project is our way of helping Microfinance Women in Africa who have real needs for basic income to provide for their needy families. ... more.

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Employment History

Co-Director

Hungry Souls


Chairperson

InterVarsity


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Chrysosostom Society

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Medical Ambassadors International

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Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship

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Karen Mains
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About Us - Karen Mains

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Karen Mains
Executive Co-Director Karen Burton Mains, the stateside initiator of the Global Bag Project, has had a lifetime interest in refugees and marginalized people. About the church she helped plant with her husband David in the heart of Chicago, she says, "most of the lessons I learned about cross-cultural issues I learned during those ten years in an inner-city pastorate. Those lessons have carried forward to inform the rest of her life. In her role as a journalist, Karen was invited to visit many refugee camps of the world. The book that highlighted those travels, The Fragile Curtain, won the National Christopher Award given for works that affirm the highest values of the human spirit. As a broadcaster, she was invited to tour the conflicted Middle East, visiting war-torn Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the PLO camps on the West bank. She is now the co-director of Mainstay Ministries with David. Mainstay Ministries has an immigration-counseling center in its office suite. "The plight of displaced people is never far from my mind. Karen says.


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Friday, December 10, 2010 by Karen Mains
For decades, Karen Mains and her husband, David, have served God through religious communications-radio, television, and print publication. Karen has long had an interest in Christian hospitality and is the author of the best-selling book, Open Heart, Open Home. An award-winning author of several other books, Karen continues to write content for her Christian blog, "Thoughts-by-Karen-Mains. In so doing, she desires to touch the lives of Christian women and men and help them find ways to walk closer with the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition, through silent retreats, spiritual teaching, women's retreats, Christian vacation opportunities, and other ministry activities, Karen helps each Christian woman and man receive vital spiritual food. Through her Hungry Souls ministry, Karen serves as a spiritual coach to many Christian women and men, and teaches a mentor-writing class. And, through the Global Bag Project, she is working to develop a network of African women who sew exquisite cloth reusable shopping bags. Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Karen Mains is part of an international team of men and women heading the Global Bag Project, a microfinance enterprise for women who live in developing areas of the world. The idea is to sell reusable shopping bags, made by Third World bag-makers, to provide sustainable income for them. Visit www.GlobalBagProject.com if you are interested in learning more. She and her husband, David, are hoping to lead a Christian trip to Kenya, Africa next March for the purpose of developing microenterprise projects. Furthermore, Karen is creating a teleconference curriculum on "Personal Memoir Writing" to post on her Web site, www.KarenBurtonMains.com, in an attempt to create a distance learning mentor writing project to help other "Wannabe (Better) Writers" get published. 2 Comments » The Isolation Room Wednesday, October 14, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Karen Mains, published author with a background in radio and television, has supervised more than 250 Listening Groups that provide a place for people to hear one another and be heard in turn. She leads women's Retreats of Silence, is a spiritual coach to hundreds, and is the author of the best-selling Open Heart, Open Home, a book about using the home to alleviate the isolation in our culture. She and her husband, David, are hoping to lead a Christian trip to Kenya, Africa next March for the purpose of developing microenterprise projects. 0 Comments » Gettin' Thru the Day Thursday, September 24, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Karen Mains is a national-award-winning author of more than 26 books. She is involved right now in helping to create a microfinance women's pilot project in Kenya-the Global Bag Project, which seeks to sell reusable shopping bags made to provide sustainable income to help bag-makers around the world lift themselves from poverty. Her book about the refugee crisis in the world, The Fragile Curtain, won the 1982 Christopher Medal, which is awarded to works that uphold the highest values of the human spirit. Other projects involving Karen Mains right now: Karen Mains is creating a teleconference curriculum on "Personal Memoir Writing" to post on her Web site, www.KarenBurtonMains.com in an attempt to create a distance learning mentor writing project to help other "Wannabe (Better) Writers" get published. Additionally, she and her husband, David, are hoping to lead a Christian trip to Kenya next March for the purpose of developing microenterprise projects. Also, Karen is preparing for the upcoming (Advent) Silent Retreat, which is still open for registration (see the Hungry Souls Web site for more information; click "Retreats of Silence"). 0 Comments » Dancing in the World Thursday, September 17, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Karen Mains is creating a teleconference curriculum on "Personal Memoir Writing" to post on her Web site, www.KarenBurtonMains.com in an attempt to create a distance learning mentor writing project to help other "Wannabe (Better) Writers" get published. Additionally, she and her husband, David, are hoping to lead a Christian trip to Kenya next March for the purpose of developing microenterprise projects. 0 Comments » The Invitation to Dance Thursday, September 17, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Karen Mains is currently involved in a mentor writing project involving teleconferencing. She has just finished a cycle with six "Wannabe (Better) Writers" and is brainstorming the effectiveness of her "Personal Memoir Writing" curriculum with that group. She and her husband, David, are hoping to lead a Christian trip to Kenya, Africa next March for the purpose of developing microenterprise projects. 0 Comments » The Rhythm of Breath Thursday, September 17, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Karen Mains is currently involved in a mentor writing project involving teleconferencing. She has just finished a cycle with six "Wannabe (Better) Writers" and is brainstorming the effectiveness of her "Personal Memoir Writing" curriculum with that group. She and her husband, David, are hoping to lead a Christian trip to Kenya, Africa next March for the purpose of developing microenterprise projects. 0 Comments » Sleep Cycles: Putting My Soul to Bed Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by Karen Mains Falling asleep each night has been called "the little death. Karen Mains Karen Mains is currently involved in a mentor writing project involving teleconferencing. She has just finished a cycle with six "wannabe writers" and is brainstorming the effectiveness of her "Personal Memoir Writing" curriculum with that group. She and her husband, David, are hoping to lead a Christian trip to Kenya, Africa next March for the purpose of developing microenterprise projects. 1 Comments » Sabbath Thoughts Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Karen Mains is currently involved in a mentor writing project involving teleconferencing. She has just finished a cycle with six "wannabe writers" and is brainstorming the effectiveness of her "Personal Memoir Writing" curriculum with that group. She and her husband, David, are hoping to lead a Christian trip to Kenya, Africa next March for the purpose of developing microenterprise projects. 0 Comments » Personal Rhythms Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Karen Mains is currently involved in a mentor writing project involving teleconferencing. She has just finished a cycle with six "wannabe writers" and is brainstorming the effectiveness of her "Personal Memoir Writing" curriculum with that group. She and her husband, David, are hoping to lead a Christian trip to Kenya, Africa next March for the purpose of developing microenterprise projects. 0 Comments » Sitting Life's Dance Out: Shingles Tuesday, September 8, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Making Sunday Special by Karen Mains Thursday, August 27, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Karen Mains is wading through research data gathered from participants in Listening Groups. These groups are small, including three to four people only, and are based on an architecture of silence, listening and questions as response. The growth curve of many participating in these groups seems exceptional, and so Karen and a team of volunteers are looking into why. Karen has been a spiritual coach to many through her years of ministry and is excited about the replication potential of Listening Groups. She is also eager to get back into her own writing, but is examining the possibilities for online publishing that new technologies offer. Thursday, July 30, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Sunday, July 19, 2009 by Karen Mains Karen Mains Friday, July 17, 2009 by Karen Mains This year has been filled with travel. Karen Mains Karen Mains Hungry Souls Hungry Souls Travel Karen Mains Karen Mains uses Pathmaker Marketing


Global Bag Project :: African Bags :: Newsletter 3

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A Word from Karen Mains
Karen Mains, Executive Director of Global Bag Project, makers of African bags


Karen Burton Mains Bio - Karen Mains

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Karen Mains
Karen Burton Mains Bio I'd love to have you receive my Soulish Food eNewsletter for people who are hungry souls. For decades, Karen Mains, a prolific writer and gifted communicator, has offered her talents, as well as her joys and sorrows, to the building of God's Kingdom. Whether as an author, speaker, or radio and television producer and co-host, Karen has addressed the deep spiritual needs and longings that surface in our current society. Karen often served as co-host on the 15-minute program, lending her unique perspective to issues that impact the spiritual vitality of individual Christians and local churches. In 1980, Karen traveled through the barrios and refugee camps in Central America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. As a result of these journeys, she wrote The Fragile Curtain, which won the 1982 Christopher Award given to writers, producers, and directors whose works affirm the highest values of the human spirit and are representative of the best achievements in their fields. Mains' three books for children, The Kingdom Tales Trilogy, was awarded the Gold Medallion by the Evangelical Press Association. These stories are frequently used by pastors as sermon material, have been endlessly adapted in dramatic form for churches and Christian schools, and have been regularly employed for the purposes of deep therapy by Christian counselors. Karen Mains served on the Board of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for eight years and was elected its first woman chairperson. She is the co-founder of the Chrysosostom Society, a group of well-known Christian writers committed to excellence in their work. A past member of the Author's Guild of New York, she works to reconcile, through a variety of means (one of which is the establishment of Artists' Communities in local churches), the artist to Christianity. As part of her personal interest, Karen now offers informal Wannabee Writers mentoring discussions. Karen Mains now serves as co-director of Mainstay Ministries where she is responsible for Hungry Souls, a spiritual mentoring outreach that seeks to help people whose appetite for God is greater than what their present environment is meeting. An annual 24-hour Advent Retreat of Silence, 3-day Retreats of Silence to people in the Chicagoland area. She delights in leading hungry souls in growth groups where group spiritual direction is offered. In addition, she has developed Journeys for Hungry Souls, a travel ministry that seeks to introduce pilgrims to the disciplines of pilgrimage. The lastest growth edge in the Hungry Souls outreach has been to experiment with the powerful healing potential of listening groups. Over the past three years, Karen has overseen, observed, or participated in over 240 small listening groups. She is now beginning a research project that will assess the profound impact of these small group experiences. Always passionate about the underprivileged and under-resourced, this year Karen and similarly passionate colleagues have launched The Global Bag Project, a way to connect eco-shopping to micro-credit enterprises. The first cooperative bag-making project is now being formed in Nairobi, Kenya. Karen will be traveling to Kenya in March 2009 with a group of 14 women. They will be meeting with Kenyan women to link their distant worlds in pragmatic ways. Although she has authored over 27 books in the religious fields (her most recent is Going on a God Hunt with IVPress), Karen feels called to write about spiritual meaning into the secular culture, and is now spending much of her time discovering markets that are open to her work.


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