Tikkun olam

 

 

 If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
Anais Nin

 

 I am not a writer.

 I  love  pounding out a few blog post a month, but I am not a writer.  I am a connector. I help connect people, ideas, and organizations. I am a builder of community and the foundation of my building is based on the rock of  social justice. Today I wanted to share my thoughts on social justice and some of my personal beliefs- and in turn, hope you will share your thoughts with me. 

I  believe God’s love for the world is an active and engaged love, a love seeking  justice and liberty for all. 

I believe that we cannot just be observers to pain and suffering. 

I KNOW that we should care enough about people’s lives to risk our own creature comforts, to take a stand- no matter how controversial or complex.

 I believe each of us  should think and act  from a  faith perspective.  I believe that we should hold nations and leaders accountable for unjust treatment of their citizens. 

I believe that all  people including  those living in developing nations have the right and ability to shape their own destiny.

I believe that we are responsible for the way we use the resources of this earth.

I believe in the inherent dignity of all humans.

I believe the best way to lead is to listen.

I believe that all  public policy decisions should be  reviewed  through the lens of  how they affect the poor.

I believe in harnessing and leveraging the power of every day people to change communities.

I believe in education, action and advocacy.

I believe in supporting people facing difficulty

I believe in the power of prayer.

I believe that words, prayers and deeds  must show solidarity with, and compassion for, the poor.

I believe in the transformative power of service.

I believe everyone should vote, volunteer and donate.

I believe in Tikkun olam, a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world”.

I KNOW that I was placed on this earth to help repair the world. Come help me. Lets change the world together.

George Floyd Should Still Be Alive

George Floyd should be alive, this is what I know to be true. He should be alive. 9 minutes 29 seconds. His family won’t get him back. His daughter will still grow up without her father. A guilty verdict will not change centuries of violence, it won't stop police from...

It’s OK to not be OK

It’s ok not to be ok. It is ok to be exhausted. It’s ok to cry. It’s ok to be angry. It’s ok to be numb. Right now is a heavy, heavy time. I am not gonna lie… I have felt it all week long as I have taught, worked and even in this moment, as I write. I have been...

“Ask the Expert”: Equity Edition with QuickBooks Canada

The foundations of infusing equity into organizational culture apply at every level. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Businesses Large and Small Y’all, last week, I got to sit down and answer some important questions as part of QuickBooks Canada’s “Ask the Expert”...