To make poverty and peace tangible issues requires taking multiple steps in ways that are conscious to the spirit of humanity. The good news is that like anything else, you start by putting one foot in front of the other.
We are building a movement to reclaim our communities for all members: not just those who set the rents. We must make clear the myriad of ways in which our community members are treated as though they are less than human.
It is no secret that many persons and families are going through hard times. The rise of unemployment is alarming. Despite these economic realities, I believe that God is calling us this year to be one of Jubilee for our nation, world and global marketplace.
The United Nations is faced with two substantial legal petitions on behalf of cholera victims in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The actions could not be more different in their demands, tone, jurisdictions and venues.
People participating in the Occupy movement against corporate power speak of the invigorating effects of taking action together... Genuine human communication is more satisfying than consumerism and its corollary, climate change denial.
Most people have heard about Doctors without Borders. Far fewer individuals are aware of Translators without Borders. I recently sat down for an interview with Lori Thicke, co-founder of the latter organization.
Our Mindfulness practice is always a reminder that in order to change any unhealthy or harmful patterns -- in order to transform any suffering -- we have to first become aware of the patterns themselves.