War Effect 101: Buying Back the Bombs & Redeeming the Future

The Ah-ha Moments of Awareness It is not uncommon to be unaware: What? Mitt Romney is actually the official 2012 Republican presidential candidate? I thought he was just, well, busy. And all over the news. Not really for real. What? There is a chick named Siri who lives in iPhones? She just hangs out, waiting…

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Action: Using Slave-Free Tomatoes in Your Chicken Tortilla Soup

A Red Round Problem Ever wondered whether the tomatoes in your salad, sandwich or soup were grown and picked by modern-day slaves? Um, no? Well neither had I. Apparently, though, this is something we should think about. We don’t like modern slavery (human trafficking). We consider it wrong. Then add to this that we actually…

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Action: Cover the Night to End Slavery (KONY 2012 Pt. 2)

What is KONY 2012 again? Did you see the viral video by INVISIBLE CHILDREN a month or so ago? Many of us did. Over a hundred million of us did. A lot of people who watched this video had never heard of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) before, let alone the horrifying brand of slavery…

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Art of Advocacy: What to Do With that Blasted Holy Discontent

YWAM I used to be a radical. After high school,  I moved to Hawaii to be part of a Christian organization called YWAM (Youth With A Mission). YWAM is spiritual, an environment where individuals discover who God is, being empowered to help others do the same. Although faith is at the core of their efforts,…

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