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Kids Talk Justice May Edition

Let’s talk justice together as we move into summer! Congratulations to all who conquered another school year, not for the faint of heart!

Hunger: When a Grandmother’s gift multiplies. How does educating others play a role in the success of this business that gives back? 

Clean Water: Have you checked out Use it Wisely with your family? Over 100 ideas to conserve water in your home.

Education: In Pakistan, 88,000 child brick laborers are given access to school. What do you think of that number of children working in harsh conditions?

Refugees: The refugee crisis in Europe is reviving churches. Are those that fear refugees missing an opportunity?

Human Trafficking: Children on the move as unaccompanied refugees are at a heightened risk for being trafficked. #childrenuprooted

Restorative Justice: A modern day Harriet Tubman. A truly extraordinary story of redemption and a call to look at the prison system through new eyes.

Poverty: Check out this photo essay of the women and children of Chad. How does exploring a new place and culture expand our sense of justice?

Homelessness and Sustainability: A refugee makes homes and provides jobs from recycled plastic bottles. What do you think of this creative practice?

Creation Care: Mangroves in Madagascar, what do you think of their ideas to protect the new trees?

Poverty: The real people facing budget cuts to Meals on Wheels, homeless shelters, and rural water development. Everyone has a story.

How did you talk justice this month? 

 

 

Children’s Giving Projects

Families: teaching children to bring renewal and give understanding to others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Giving Projects

Visit http://www.crwrc.org/pages/crwrc_childrensresources.cfm

The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee provides exciting resources for families and children’s groups.

Free-A-Family Giving Project:

My kids really enjoyed this project.  A booklet with seven lessons is available.

The lessons talk about family life in developing countries.

Children can learn about how work is being provided for clean water, education, schools, clinics, and churches around the World.  A community poster is also included.  After each story children can add a sticker to the poster that illustrates the story.  We have been adding up money in our giving bank and hope to adopt a family soon.

There are a number of other resources for family projects that cover the topics of clean water, living in hope with AIDS, and literacy.