A Place to Find & Share Your Activism
posted by ACT:S November 28th, 2012
World Aids Day is this Saturday… and maybe you forgot.
It’s okay. There is a lot going on in the world and many other issues pine for our attention and time. We don’t often hear about HIV/AIDS very much. It’s one of those things that has taken a back seat to other more popular social issues that are out there. But it’s still a disease that is affecting millions every year. In fact it’s on the rise again in Uganda... a place that was the poster child for HIV reduction. It still deserves our attention, so this Saturday let’s remember those that are in the fight against this disease.
For World AIDS Day, we’d like to offer you four different ways to interact with this issues. We give them to you below:
posted by ACT:S October 18th, 2012
There are an estimated 10,000 families on the streets of Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh. The only jobs available to these homeless families are those of the beggar and scavenger. For begging, parents send the smallest of their children to tug on the heart and purse strings of passing motorists. Some of the singing and dancing ones can make up to $5 US a day by darting around cars and crying if they are ignored. For scavenging, families scour local trash bins and community landfills for food, recyclables, things to sell, or for anything of use. World Vision staff works with street families every day to try to help kids stay safe in these unstable environments.
posted by ACT:S September 7th, 2012
James 2:15-17 challenges us to live an active faith, saying: “..faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” Let’s not live a “dead” faith. We have opportunities as followers of Jesus and as global citizens, to advocate for, and actually help, our global brothers and sisters.
This fall, journey with us as we explore what it means to connect faith & justice and then ACT:IVATE that faith around an audacious goal to impact the issues most urgent to the world’s poor (such as AIDS caregiver kits, malaria bed nets, micro loans for families, and anti-trafficking legislation).
Here’s how it works… (more…)
posted by ACT:S August 21st, 2012
posted by ACT:S August 16th, 2012
This fall, join us in exploring how to live an active faith by rallying your local group around an issue most urgent to the world’s poor – AIDS, Malaria, Microloans, and Trafficking. For each issue, we’ll explore how faith and justice are interconnected while working together to reach an audacious goal. Here’s a glimpse of one of those issues:
AIDS first appeared in Africa in 1982. Today over twenty-two million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live with HIV or AIDS. Numbers like this can be daunting, but it is encouraging to see how changes in science and technology have brought about possibilities for effective treatments. (more…)