Category Archives: Social Justice

Unearthed: An Update

A week ago, Joy started a blog hop addressing Twelve Causes for Christmas, giving us a reason to come together during the Christmas season and do something for the less fortunate, as Jesus did for us during the first Advent. You can hear more of her heart behind this on her first post of the series. I am grateful to be able to be part of this by relaying Jacob’s story of being an unwitting part of sex-trafficking below, and Tony’s experience and focus in preventing sex-trafficking.


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Victory Over Sexual Assault

America has been blessed and allowed to become a very prosperous nation (though the debate is still out on whether we can still claim that title). America has mowed down the trees and built parking lots. America has built it’s cities of wealth, focusing on the latest trends, economic status, big business, and information. “Knowledge is power” they say. Our country is overwhelmed with information and means of obtaining it. Yet for all our knowledge, we have become so fast paced that we don’t notice those around us. We ignore those crying for help, but too scared and ashamed to put their cries to words. Young boys and young girls are sexually abused every day, and most of us don’t even notice until it’s too late.

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The nameless faces

As anyone on the planet knows, the super bowl just ended. And anyone who knows me knows that I’m normally very apathetic to all things sports (unless I have a good reason to make fun of someone for their team losing to Texas A&M), and the super bowl is normally no exception. I never care who plays, who wins, who loses, where it’s being played, or why standing room only tickets cost $2,000. This year was different. I was avidly against the entire super bowl concept, and it’s being held in Dallas. Continue reading

Unearthed

Growing up in school, we all learned of the tragic period of American history when our country was fueled by the sweat and blood of those deemed to be less valuable that others, simply due to the color of their skin. Slavery, we call it. When one person owns someone else and forces them to do that which is against their will just so they can stay alive. These slaves were kept uneducated so they wouldn’t stand a chance if they tried to run away, if they survived the escape. These slaves were counted as subhuman, not even worth the full vote compared to their slave owners. But that’s all ancient history right? Wrong. There are still slaves today. Slaves in America, and across the world. They may not be picking cotton, but they are slaves none the less. Continue reading

Charity:Water

Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day, which means lots of food, family, insanity, the normal holiday stuff. So I woke up, ran through the daily routine of taking a shower, brushing my teeth, grabbing a bottled water from the fridge and heading out the door, though thankfully much later than I would on workdays. It’s been an hour and I already have more to be thankful for than most people. Continue reading