Category Archives: Justice

Obsessed with Death

I’ve become increasingly aware over the last few months, that I live in a culture obsessed with death. I grew up in a conservative, evangelical, christian, white, middle-class, north american home. This is my cultural background. Actually, it’s also my … Continue reading

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Should we classify our ethnicity for the sake of data?

As part of my day job, I process personal information for hundreds of people. Name, address, birthdate, etc. The form that each person submits with their information includes a section on Ethnicity. Each time I record a person’s ethnicity; I … Continue reading

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Justice for your city (repost)

Originally posted May 2011 Several years ago, I visited my friend, Sarah, in San Diego. Sarah worked as a Social worker with Catholic Charities at the time, and was aware of the resources that the city had to offer. One … Continue reading

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How the Pittsburgh Project can motivate you to love your city

As I already mentioned, I volunteered at the 2011 Mennonite Convention in Pittsburgh. My volunteer gig kept me busy in the afternoons, leading high school youth groups from around the country to serve the city. My estimate is that around … Continue reading

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How to spot a fake: Nonprofits you don’t want to give to

Thousands of Nonprofits, known to the government as 501c3 organizations, exist in the United States. A nonprofit exists for nearly every social issue we could imagine, plus 10,000 more. How then, can you know which organizations are legitimate, honorable, and … Continue reading

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How to give extravagantly, when everyone is asking.

There are days when I’m overwhelmed with financial requests. From Facebook, Twitter, news networks, snail mail, email, radio, or word-of-mouth, not one single day passes when I don’t hear of some amazing organization that needs money. By organization, I also … Continue reading

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Social Work and Social Justice, Repost

The following is a repost from 2008, updated. I’m still asking the same questions, but my questions have more depth and experience within them. Am I the only one who asks these questions, and do you think there are answers? … Continue reading

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Safety is relative

We spend a lot of time thinking about our personal safety. It’s not safe to play with matches. It’s not safe to drive over the speed limit. It’s not safe to get on an airplane without screening passengers through a metal … Continue reading

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Justice for your city

Several years ago, I visited my friend, Sarah, in San Diego. Sarah worked as a Social worker with Catholic Charities at the time, and was aware of the resources that the city had to offer. One sunny day we were … Continue reading

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Who are the oppressed?

In church last night, we read the following passage: 9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed,    a stronghold in times of trouble. 10 Those who know your name trust in you,    for you, LORD, have never forsaken those … Continue reading

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