December 2, 2007
December 1, 2007
"When I think of Jesus Christ and I think of the way we as Christians in many cases worship today, we are so unlike him, so unlike him in so many ways."
(CNN's Rick Sanchez--Transcript)
Ministry Watch rates Christian organizations for their transparency.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers were successful in their campaigns with Taco Bell in 2005 and McDonalds in 2007.
Tell Burger King it's now their turn to make sure the tomato pickers receive a fair wage.
The sentencing ranges for crack cocaine have been lowered but more needs to be done.
"The lunacy in crack penalties will not be eliminated until lawmakers grapple with the mandatory minimum sentences now in place."
(Washington Post editorial)
For more check out the Sentencing Project or this ACLU report.
"The company's turnabout demonstrates the power of public pressure to change even the biggest corporations like Wal-Mart, which has based its business strategy on low costs at all costs"
(Michael Barbaro & Reed Abelson)
From The Speech That Was Never Given by Brian D. McLaren
In Lions for Lambs I saw this same theme of people wanting to contribute something or make a difference to improve the world. There is so much that needs to be done, but there is so much that can be done.
Whatever your passion is, whatever gets you upset or strikes you at the core--do something about it, for it, or to fight against it. And then try to do at least a little something once in a while for some of those things you're not so passionate about.
November 3, 2007
"Is this what the global warming debate has come too? One side saying, 'Shut up! Dissent must not be heard.'" (John Stossel)
I'm no expert, but it would seem as though fear has brought about the most substantive eco-friendly changes. (Thanks Kaleb)
September 30, 2007
The story of the Jena 6 has helped expose the racial injustices in our country. The grassroots response to the Jena 6 has demonstrated the power of the people to create a movement and to achieve results.
Mychael Bell's sentence went from 20 years in prison to now being tried as a juvenile.
The Economist: Revenge Begins to Seem Less Sweet
NY Times: Justices to Enter the Debate Over Lethal Injection:
The Guardian: Amnesty Lists Execution Horrors
Inter Press Service: Executions Across Country on Hold
October 6, 12:00pm @ Jimmy Carter Center
Emory Law Public Interest Conference
October 13 @ Law School
Free to Public/More Info & Link to Register
Paul Rusesabagina (Hotel Rwanda)
October 16, 8:00pm @ Glenn Memorial UMC
Student Tickets @ the DUC
Jimmy Carter: The Role of a Christian in the 21st Century
October 18, 2:15pm @ Emory Cannon Chapel
Dalai Lama: 1st Emory Summit on Religion, Conflict, & Peacebuilding
October 21, 2:00pm @ Emory WoodPEC
1,000 free tickets will be made available to students, faculty & staff.
Karl & Michelle: Together in the USA
October 22, 6:30pm @ the Atlanta Airport
One image from the protest that I most value is the banner on the capital lawn that reads, “SEEK PEACE, AND PURSUE IT.” This silent vigil has been taking place every Saturday for the past five years. Quietly holding a banner alone may not bring peace, but the collective actions and prayers of people do. This past month I have been reminded that even in the midst of all of the injustice in our world, there are signs of change, there is evidence of progress, and there is reason to hope. Karl
August 31, 2007
The 8.0 earthquake in Peru caused great damage to an area called Chincha. Over the past several years students from Hendrix, Lambuth, & Dakota Wesleyan, have sent mission teams to that area to work on building projects with a local Methodist Church.
ACT: Please consider supporting the recovery efforts through our contacts. Checks can be made out to Edgewood Church 3000 N. Elm Street, Fargo, ND 58102--"Peru Earthquake"