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.
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.