A Prayer for Women on International Women’s Day – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Today is International Women’s Day. Below is a prayer written for women around the world by Deborah Hirt and brought to my attention by Christine Sine. She thinks about all woman who deal with marginalization at many levels. She especially focuses on women who face physical dangers and she weaves her thoughts among the Prayer of Saint Francis. Lord, make me an instrument of peace: Bless all women who daily strive to bring peace to their communities, their homes and…

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Where Excuses Stop — Life Begins – Christian Article

People treat us bad, things go wrong, life is not working out like we want…this is where the excuses begin and life ends. At the outset, this sounds harsh, but stay with me–there is redemption.  When we are mistreated there is an emotional response that begins within us.  Justice starts to cry out and demands to shine through like the noon day sun.  However, justice is often blocked out by the clouds of unfairness.  In every moment of everyday we…

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Justice is a Funny Thing – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Watching Megan go through the college admissions process has been really hard. On the one hand, I fully get why we have quotas and the need for diversity. I support it. If I were an elected official I’d vote for affirmative action in college admissions every time. Why? Because achievement isn’t just a personal accomplishment it’s also the result of a system that benefits some more than others. As a result, to make things…

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From Hostility to Equality: 10 Forms of Inclusion

On Twitter in November 2018, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg posted a tweet detailing the varieties of what inclusion looks like in her context. With acknowledgment to her inspiration, here’s an expansion of that tweet into the ten stages of inclusion, detailing the nuances between inclusion and exclusion. Note: I am using the terms “dominant group” and “minority group” as general terms that can be applied to any people group or perspective group. Indeed, the better term is “minoritized populations” since people groups…

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