Social Justice Category
Lessons I have learned from having a brain injury…
Posted on March 2, 2015 Leave a Comment
Did you know March is National Brain Injury Month? Why is this important? FACTS about TBI in the USA from BrainTrauma.org Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults from ages 1 to 44. Brain injuries are most often caused by motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, or simple […]
Tip of the Day…Your next party can make a difference!
Posted on October 31, 2014 1 Comment
Did you know that hunger in the United States is a solvable problem? Your next holiday party, Thanksgiving celebration, or office event could make a difference for the 49.1 million Americans living in food insecure homes. Check out the Action Center at TAKE PART for exciting ways you, your family, community, business, or church […]
How many unused gift cards do you have in your wallet?
Posted on October 13, 2014 Leave a Comment
When I read the statistic in USA Today that 41 BILLION dollars in gift cards were unused between the years of 2005-2011 – translating to an average of $300 per American household, I decided to add up how much money I personally had laying around in unused gift cards. Visa and Master Card: 59.60 Starbucks: 47.50 […]
Tip of the Day…Freedom for All!
Posted on July 4, 2014 Leave a Comment
Today we celebrate FREEDOM! Independence Day or 4th of July as we call it is based our countries belief that every human being has the right to freedom, liberty and justice. One of my favorite declarations of this belief is found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Words to honor and live by. […]
Going to Indonesia!
Posted on March 28, 2014 1 Comment
Have you ever felt like God was planning your life behind your back? That’s exactly how I (Angela Howard) felt as I sat in a Sunday morning service this past November listening to missionary John Taylor speak. While watching a video of John and Korie’s work in Surabaya, Indonesia I had the unmistakable sense that I […]
5 things I learned from wearing the same dress for 6 months…
Posted on October 11, 2013 4 Comments
My churches women’s Bible study is currently reading, Jen Hatmaker’s book, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. They are not only reading it, they are living it out, one chapter at a time. Last week, my Bible study friends cut their food budgets in half or some cases, in thirds, giving the excess to charity…this week […]
What role do you play on the world stage?
Posted on April 25, 2013 Leave a Comment
We do not live in a Leave It To Beaver World anymore. Fifteen years ago, there had never been a school shooting and twelve years ago, there had never been a terrorist attack on the United States. Slavery was demolished in 1863 but has reestablished itself through the act of trafficking women and children for […]
The Shakertown Pledge…Are you in?
Posted on March 19, 2013 Leave a Comment
Almost forty years ago, a small group of people, moved my the global poverty-ecology crisis they saw around them, joined together at the site of a Shaker Village near Harrodsburg, Kentucky to make a covenant that they would share what they had with others and work towards a world of equality and one of social […]
The Girl Factor
Posted on August 20, 2012 2 Comments
Extreme poverty has many dimensions. Topping the list is: income poverty, hunger, disease, inadequate shelter, marginalization, exclusion, and sex trafficking. What if I told you a girl is the answer to the problem of extreme poverty. Would you believe me? The United Nations, world leaders, and many other world organizations like the Nike foundation and […]