social justice Category

Processing the Horror of Images We See Online

Yesterday I was gob smacked to see an image pop up on my Facebook feed. Without wanting to go into too much detail, it was of a recent crime in Nigeria. You can google it if you want more facts, because I can’t even go there. There are no words, but I guess that is […]

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When Being The Change You Want To See In The World Feels Like A Drop In The Ocean #Wewelcomerefugees #Livebelowtheline

It’s a heartening image isn’t it – a German toddler welcoming a Syrian toddler to her nation. And some photographs, like the one of little Aylan, are plain heart wrenching. We’ve seen so many moving photographs, and while we complain about the rising cost of living in our own backyard, more than 11 million Syrians […]

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Lemon-Aid for Live Below the Line

Well it’s my first taste of freedom since I began the Livebelowtheline Challenge last Monday. I enjoyed a homemade latte this morning, and I never want to see another lentil in my life, well at least, not for awhile! But for many women and children around the world, they are not so fortunate, nor are […]

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The Last Latte: Living Life Below the Line

The pervasive issue of poverty has been in the spotlight recently. Even in our own backyard, economic inequality appears to be growing. Well known psychologist and television presenter Nigel Latta presented a sobering account of this in his new television series that aired this week. It is heartbreaking to see how many individuals and families […]

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Bridges of Grace: Writing Wrongs……One Sentence at a time

Last week our church screened the recently released film ‘Veil of Tears’. This was about the plight of women in India. India is a beautiful country, however the plight of women over there is a great concern. Veil of Tears was a very moving and powerful film, covering difficult topics such as poverty, female infanticide, […]

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