I met with a couple of filmmakers at the church I serve and together we decided to create Public Service Announcements with the aim of helping people understand what social justice is and its place at the center of Christian faith.
This weekend I, like many other fathers in this country, had the joy of celebrating Father's Day with my family. As Dad to five sons, I take special pleasure in helping them to become positive forces in the world.
Just as cleansing our house of leavened bread is uncomfortable, so, too, is cleansing ourselves of our prejudices, reminding ourselves of those who lack what we have, and forgoing some of our minor indulgences that others might have more.
As American Jews ate what for many was a plentiful meal, we listened to the traditional four questions and pondered a new one: why, in a country as wealthy and as bountiful as the United States, are there still children who are hungry?
As we think about the misery of Jesus, we begin to realize the hardships of other humans. We take the time to remember the distress of those in Haiti. We reflect on those who have been bombed in their cities. We imagine what it is like to live with the threat of Malaria or AIDS.
A Million Christians for Social Justice will bring us together to fight injustice and inequality, to fight hunger and hopelessness, and, ultimately, to love and nourish all the souls that are part of God's creation.
Thousands of social entrepreneurs are the living embodiment of Robert Kennedy's truth, steadfastly "commit[ing] their minds and bodies to the task" of a fairer world. Among them, Robert Patillo is an über-social entrepreneur.