Monthly Archives: April 2012

Embracing Social Justice

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” (Margaret Mead) ___________________________________________ Jesus proclaimed, “The time has come…The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and … Continue reading

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What Changed?

A friend recently asked me what changed in my life that caused me to focus on social justice issues. I will admit I have not always been concerned about the poor, the vulnerable, and the marginalized in our community. I … Continue reading

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Capitalism vs. Socialism

“Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under socialism, the reverse is true.”              (Polish Proverb) “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” (John Nichols) ____________________________________________ I recently followed a thread … Continue reading

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Homeless Teenagers

I serve on the board for Community Housing Partnership of Williamson County. The main task of this non-profit organization is to provide affordable housing for low-income, elderly, and disabled citizens. At our board meeting last night, one of the board … Continue reading

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Sick Fish

I do not consider myself an extreme environmentalist, but I do believe we have a responsibility to protect and be good stewards of the planet. Part of standing up for injustice is standing up for the harm we are causing … Continue reading

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The War on Women

What is this war on women I keep hearing about in the news? It started with the controversy surrounding the health care bill and the availability of contraceptives and requiring all businesses, even Christian businesses opposed to birth control and … Continue reading

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Trafficking Victims Protection Act

I read an article in my local newspaper this morning that aggravated me. This article is why I have given up on our political system and am convinced that the only way fight injustices is through the power of the … Continue reading

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The Poor

Here is what I read in my devotions this morning. It was to good not to share: “Putting ourselves in proximity to oppressed people begins to open us up to understanding and compassion…God identifies with the poor, not because they … Continue reading

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The Greatest Injustice in History

The greatest injustice in the history of the world took place on a Friday a couple of thousand years ago. On that day a completely innocent man was beaten, hung on a cross, and left for dead.  That single act … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing?

Today is April 4th. Forty-four years ago, on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. Dr. King had a dream that one day people would not be judged by their color … Continue reading

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