Tag Archives: Justice

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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I went to Wild Goose Fest and came back in love

Many times over the last year, two of my friends consistently pestered me about attending the Wild Goose Festival. “This makes me think of you”, “I’ll take care of the details”, they’d say. In response, I told them that I … 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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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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Update: Underground Justice & Aftercare Movement

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted about my involvement in the Underground Justice & Aftercare Movement (UJAM). Thanks to all of you who have asked about it. For you newcomers, UJAM was founded by me and a Nashville … Continue reading

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Separating truth from a lie

My family is great at hosting people, and we loved it when we had visitors. We often hosted bible studies, football-watching parties, or out-of-town guests. One summer, a large family came to visit. All of the kids were playing in the … Continue reading

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