Precisely at a time when the world seems to be spinning out of control, it is heartening to see the emergence of a new global ethic of social responsibility capturing the minds and hearts of young people all over America.
As the eyes of the world turn elsewhere, South Africans, myself included, find themselves inspired by the creativity and entrepreneurism surrounding the spectacle. So in the spirit of optimism, here are six such examples you might have missed.
Beck promised on his radio show that "the hammer" would be coming down on me, and that he would devote a week of his TV show to bringing me down. I took that as a "no" to dialogue, but I've decided to go ahead without him.
500,00 Americans are currently imprisoned because of the war on drugs. In response to this fact, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. will on May 17th host re:FORM, a unique benefit art exhibit that hopes to raise awareness of this misguided policy.
Maurice Lim Miller is a frontline worker in the campaign to bring economic justice to America. You won't find Maurice at academic conferences or on book tours. He treats poverty not so much as a crusade, but as a puzzle to be solved.
Our country is facing a glut of complex problems that no single politician, political party, or other organization can solve in a lasting way, without help. For shifts of this magnitude, we need social movements and compelling leaders.
It behooves us to remember that the only difference between human rights activists and traditionalists, relatively speaking to the centuries of injustice finally being ameliorated, is having realized something just a bit earlier.
The overwhelming majority of Americans want more public transportation, not less. But if cuts are an inconvenience for Americans who have transportation options, they can be a disaster for Americans who don't.
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.