Sometimes, I’m sure it looks like those of us who advocate for social justice and stand against global poverty are beating our heads against the wall telling terrible stories over and over again.
I believe there’s a time and a place for those stories, mostly because I believe we need to learn how to mourn for our brothers and sisters around the world who shouldn’t have to live like they do. But there IS another side to it.There is HOPE and PROGRESS and LIFE. I want to share those stories just as often as the ones of pain.
TED talks presents this video with some great stats and vision from Bono. Check it out for some inspiration on what we can really be doing to alleviate global poverty:
There are all sorts of ways to get involved in the fight against injustice, global poverty, missions and all things right and good. But get involved. It takes all of us with a voice and means (which is all of us wherever we are) to make a difference.
Here’s a couple other articles worth checking out:
FIVE WAYS TO FIGHT MODERN-DAY SLAVERY (Relevant Mag)
AMHET: WHY PREVENTION MATTERS (I wrote for LSM)
INFOGRAPHIC: LEARNING OUT OF POVERTY (Pinterest)
How are you fighting injustices in the world?