social justice and families

Changemaker Week

All these qualities of faith- caring for individual lives, showing empathy, practicing restraint, acting with courage, being an ally, collaborating creativity, truly seeing someone, loving well, and using gifts well- can be developed in young people.

Check out these free resources for Changemaker: Fierce Lights

30 Days of Prayer

30 Days of Meal Facts

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Race Week

When it comes to the fractures we need to mend, it is imperative that we listen.

The next generation desperately needs to hear us tell them how important all God’s people are to him. We need to stand beside one another.

God, teach us to widen our circles and boundaries. Teach us to support and create systems that are fair and just for everyone.

Check out these free resources for Race: Mend Our Fractures

30 Days of Prayer

30 Days of Meal Facts

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Poverty Week

How we perceive poverty changes when we think about the individual lives affected.

God entrusted us with these gifts and calls us to give back to his people- not only material things but our spiritual gifts too.

Check out free resources for Poverty: Having Been Entrusted Much

30 Days of Prayer

30 Days of Meal Facts

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Peace Week

Zechariah 7:9 states, “This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.”

We long to give the gift of peace to others just as Jesus gave it to us.

Check out these free resources Peace: How We See Others

30 Days of Prayer

30 Days of Meal Facts

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Immigrant and Refugee Week

Our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters need our prayers and our voices.

The stranger in our midst is close to the heart and thoughts of God. Growing close to Jesus means learning to open our hearts to those whom he loves and what he calls us to do.

Check out these free resources for Immigrants and Refugees: The Gift We Received

30 Days of Prayer

30 Days of Meal Facts

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Hunger Week

In Luke 6, the boy with the loaves of bread and fish, feed many. This story in the Bible reminds adults that God makes a difference through children. We, as adults, are integral in helping them learn to see the needs around them and meet those needs by giving from their own resources.

Check out these free resources from Hunger: Gleaning the Edges

30 Days of Prayer

30 Days of Meal Facts

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Human Trafficking Week

Opening our hearts to what others face deepen our empathy.

Trafficking strips human beings not only of basic needs but of hope.

Dear God, show us injustice and oppression near us so we can join in to help erase it from our world.

Check out these free resources for Human Trafficking: Modern Day Abolitionists

30 Days of Prayer for Human Trafficking

30 Days of Meal Facts for Human Trafficking

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Health Care Week

When the Bible calls for believers to care for the ‘least of these’ health care is a pressing justice issue.

We pray that we could help bring access to more and more people locally and globally to receive the health care they need.

Check out these free resources from Health Care

30 Days of Prayer

30 Days of Meal Facts

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Family Week

Strengthening family systems helps families develop the tools they need in order to overcome injustice with resiliency and support.

When we extend the circle of our families we find strength, resources, and community to stabilize and extend well-being.

Any organization that considers families contributes to justice.

Check out these free resources for Families: Those We Love

30 Days of Prayer

30 Days of Meal Facts

Live Links for Families

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Fair Trade

Fair trade is a principle that seeks to pay producers a fair price for their products, the goals being to reduce poverty, promote ethical treatment of farmers and workers, and implement sustainable practices.

Many artisans and farmers who benefit from fair trade use their resources to invest back into their community.

As I surveyed young people for this book, I was struck by answers from the Boys and Girls Club in Holland, MI. A number of students answered a fair trade would be to give someone else a toy. Not trading toy, just giving one away to someone who needed one.

They are an example of 2 Corinthians 8:3. They gave beyond what they were able.

Check out these free resources for Fair Trade: Giving Beyond our Means

30 Days of Prayer for Fair Trade

30 Days of Meal Facts for Fair Trade

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