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.

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