[17 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Everyday Justice

As followers of Christ we are called to love our neighbors.  But all too often our everyday choices support systems of injustice that oppress our neighbors instead.  Everyday Justice is about discovering practical everyday ways we can seek justice instead.

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Featured, Poverty »

[2 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Songs for a Cause

Check out this great way to help out from One Days Wages –
One Day’s Wages is incredibly pleased to announce our first compilation album: Songs for a Cause, Volume 1
In support and partnership with ODW and our movement to alleviate extreme global poverty, 21 amazing artists have donated their music to bring together a special compilation of 21 unique songs, including four never-before-released tracks. This unique album is available for download for one year from its release (June 29, 2010 – June 29, 2011).
Artists & Songs include:
1. All …

Environment, Featured, News Stories, oil »

[16 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Oil Spill and Nigeria

from boing boing –
Imagine BP’s Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil disaster happening every single year, with little or no public outcry, no media coverage, and all but silence from government and the companies involved. Welcome to Nigeria.
Over the last 50 years, foreign oil companies have spilled over 1.5 million tons of oil here, but there have been no legal convictions against them, and no compensation for spill victims. The Niger Delta is now one of the most polluted places in the world. Snip from Guardian article by John Vidal:
On 1 …

Featured, News Stories, human trafficking »

[15 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
U.S. Trafficking Report

From Amanda Kloer at Change.org –
This morning, the 2010 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report was released by the State Department, marking the 10th anniversary of America’s annual human trafficking report card for the world. Only this year for the first time ever, we’re grading ourselves. (You can check out the full report here.)
The 2010 TIP Report was announced in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department, a Titanic-esque ballroom with glittering crystal chandeliers and inlaid gold covering the ceilings. But the fancy architecture was quickly obscured by the …

Featured, human trafficking, slavery »

[11 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Human Trafficking and the World Cup

When South Africa was selected to host the World Cup, there was much rejoicing and reflection on how far the country had come. From the days of apartheid where human beings were not treated as fully human, the country has worked hard at reconciliation. The world used to forbid South Africa from even participating in global sporting events like the Olympics because of apartheid, so certainly, hosting an event like this was a great symbolic act for the country. No one is naïve enough to assume that …

Featured, fair trade »

[8 May 2010 | 18 Comments | ]
World Fair Trade Day

May 8 is World Fair Trade Day. I thought I’d post the declaration for the day here. It’s a good reminder of why fair trade is important for helping bring about a better world. Check out the World Fair Trade Day site to see all the activities going on around the world. People whose lives have been changed simply because others are willing to trade fairly have great reason to celebrate on this day. So I encourage everyone to support them – in spirit, but …