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Christian Social Justice: “Life is Just not Fair!” by John Wheaton, J.D. Originally posted by John Wheaton on thechristianworldview.com | Sunday, November 2, 2008 | 7:45 pm CT Life is just not fair. Is it fair that Tiger Woods makes millions for playing a game of leisure while the average person struggles to pay the bills working 50-60 hours a week? Even …
One of the clearest commands Jesus gives us in the Gospels is to give to the poor. Jesus became poor for us, and we must also love the poor with radical generosity. Listen to Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian church in New York give an exceptional Biblical explanation. Listen online here: sermons2.redeemer.com/sermons/blessed-are-poor (To download, right click and “save as”)
Something happened to me when I got home from Africa. Like many young westerners, I had packed up my belongings and headed east to spend 3 weeks in a third world country. Mostly, I suppose, because I thought they needed me. And like many young westerners who travel east, I wasn’t prepared for the reality of a place where everything …
In the mafia-run walled city of Boys Town, Mexico Kelly Greene is praying with women and men caught up in cycles of prostitution, poverty and drugs. She knows that prayer is a dangerous, dirty business, but she’s modeling Christ’s love, mercy and justice and lives are being changed. Watch this remarkable story of change and visit www.24-7prayer.com for more:
From Change.org: A week after the tragic earthquake hit Haiti, many organizations seeking to send relief funds have turned to text messaging as a quick and easy way to allow people to donate. The Red Cross alone has raised $22 million in cell phone donations in the last week. But the question lingering in the air was “When will the …
Jon Silvius reflects on a life of creation care in service to God. Read full original post.
Timothy Spicer, a College Summit Peer at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, introduced President Obama when he gave his “back to school speech” on September 8. College Summit, run by JB Schramm, a 2006 Skoll social entrepreneur, helps students with no history of college in their families make the jump from high school to [...]
ONE is turning to its community of artists, friends, members and staff for their top picks on creative works that have enhanced their knowledge and understanding of the richness of African culture and arts. Today we have a recommendation from Dave Matthews.
The first time I heard Abdullah Ibrahim I was in my late teens or [...]
Julia Moulden, author of The New Radicals: A Manifesto for Reinventing Yourself and Changing the World, put up a great piece on the Huffington Post over the weekend on the importance for economic development of educating girls. Skoll social entrepreneur Ann Cotton of Camfed, a “new radical” as Julia defines them, is featured. Among other [...]
We put out a press release yesterday about a series of grants approved by the Skoll Foundation board at its most recent meeting. You can read that here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. ? On Tuesday, June 16, the U.S. State Department released its ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report ? which stands as the U.S. government?s official yardstick to measure the efforts of governments around the world in the fight against human trafficking.