Today we celebrate FREEDOM! Independence Day or 4th of July as we call it is based our countries belief that every human being has the right to freedom, liberty and justice. One of my favorite declarations of this belief is found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Words to honor and live by. May your 4th of July and every day forward be filled with freedom, justice and peace! Happy Independence Day!
By angelalcraig|March 28th, 2014|Categories: Leadership, Pondering, Purpose, Social Justice, The Church, The Power of Women|Tags: Angela Howard, Hope, Indonesia, John & Korie Taylor, No Ordinary Days, Purpose, Tramatic Brain Injury, Women's Conference|1 Comment
Have you ever felt like God was planning your life behind your back? That’s exactly how I (Angela Howard) felt as I sat in a Sunday morning service this past November listening to missionary John Taylor speak. While watching a video of John and Korie’s work in Surabaya, Indonesia I had the unmistakable sense that I would soon be seeing it first-hand. How or why I had no idea. When the service ended Korie approached me and asked me how I [...]
My churches women's Bible study is currently reading, Jen Hatmaker's book, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. They are not only reading it, they are living it out, one chapter at a time. Last week, my Bible study friends cut their food budgets in half or some cases, in thirds, giving the excess to charity...this week they cleaned out their closets and gave away their excess clothes. This is were I come into the picture. Yesterday, at Bible study, I had [...]
We do not live in a Leave It To Beaver World anymore. Fifteen years ago, there had never been a school shooting and twelve years ago, there had never been a terrorist attack on the United States. Slavery was demolished in 1863 but has reestablished itself through the act of trafficking women and children for sex and money. As…you…read…this…sentence…four…people…will…die…of…starvation…even though the United States alone has enough surplus to feed them. Cancer has killed someone you love and is about to [...]
Almost forty years ago, a small group of people, moved my the global poverty-ecology crisis they saw around them, joined together at the site of a Shaker Village near Harrodsburg, Kentucky to make a covenant that they would share what they had with others and work towards a world of equality and one of social justice. Here is the pledge in its entirety: Recognizing that Earth and the fullness thereof is a gift from our gracious God, and that we [...]
Extreme poverty has many dimensions. Topping the list is: income poverty, hunger, disease, inadequate shelter, marginalization, exclusion, and sex trafficking. What if I told you a girl is the answer to the problem of extreme poverty. Would you believe me? The United Nations, world leaders, and many other world organizations like the Nike foundation and the Ted Turner United Nations Foundation believe in the “girl factor” to end poverty. These leaders, countries, and organizations have come together through both the [...]