2010 Haiti Earthquake
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It's an unbelievable claim: 163 millions female babies aborted by women seeking sons . This is the information shared in Mara Hvistendahl's book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls and the Consequences in a World Full of Men . But even if she's off by even ten or twenty percent, the headline remains tragic. Whatever your view of abortion in general, the fact that millions of abort ...
I once spoke with a group of college students about modern slavery and human trafficking in America. After my presentation, a friend of mine asked how it turned out. I told him, "The women were all ready to start aftercare centers for trafficking victims and the guys were all ready to blow something up!" The problem with addressing human trafficking is not getting people fired up about it; it's ...
For your reflection, here are five of my favorite quotes on the issue of compassion. Enjoy and be inspired. Feel free to share! "Go and do likewise." -Jesus "Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness." -Seneca "Compassion is not a religious business, it is a human business." -the Dalai Lama "True compassion sees each person as a brother or sister and acts accordi ...
When I speak about stopping human trafficking, people often ask, “How?” I don’t have all of the answers, but in our book and DVD Not in My Town , Charles Powell and I include a chapter that shares many of the solutions we are discovering along the way. These include ideas we have implemented, along with many we have picked up from our friends and partners in this effort. Choose one or more fr ...
The Christian Post recently announced an innovative strategy by my friends at Food for the Poor to both help those in need and create jobs for those in need. An excerpt is below. My question to readers: What other ideas are you seeing that go beyond helping the poor but also empowering those in need? +++ In a move to help Haitian farmers as well as to supply food even more efficiently to t ...
I recently read an article that asked if Christians can be environmentalists. Blow by blow, each side produced its reasons for and against this question, as if the issue was up for debate. But here is what is really at stake: 1. Christians believe God created the earth. 2. Genesis says God called it good. So the real question for those who call themselves Christians is, "How are we to t ...
In kindergarten, racism was not part of my vocabulary. My friends had skin of all kinds of colors in our somewhat urban environment. We were brothers and sisters, friends and buddies. Whether learning to tie our shoes or eat glue, we were one family.Second grade presented a different twist. My parents left the city like an episode of Beverley Hillbillies. Only in reverse. We lived in a trai ...
Ever wonder how non-violent revolutions begin, operate, or succeed? Movements.org has been chronicles and now leading efforts to promote social change through non-violent movements around the world. You can learn everything from how to send a tweet when your country shuts down Twitter to how to mass organize an effort in your community. The options are endless--the only missing ingredient is y ...
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