Back to Top

Ideas for Action

Take action. Find concrete ways to live justly, engage your congregation, and advocate for change.

Advocacy Works: Redeeming Neighborhood Violence—One Block at a Time

Welcome to our Advocacy Works series! Want to see other posts? Sign up here to receive them in your inbox.

This article was first published in the Banner in April 2014. 

When bullets fly, innocent people die.

Tags: 

Advocacy Works: Empowering to be a Voice for Change

Preparing to meet with staff from the office of Congressman Justin Amash

Welcome to our Advocacy Works series! Want to see other posts? Sign up here to receive them in your inbox. 

Tags: 

Advocacy Works: Advocacy as a Spiritual Practice

Welcome to our Advocacy Works series! Want to see other posts? Sign up here to receive them in your inbox. 

Tags: 

Advocacy Works: Training Agents of Change in Communities

Community members brainstorm to imagine their ideal health center.

Welcome to our Advocacy Works series! Want to see other posts? Sign up here to receive them in your inbox. 

“Lack of medicine.”

“Handwritten receipts.”

“No psychologist or social worker.”

Across Tegucigalpa, Honduras, community members are auditing their local public health centers, documenting findings and standing up for their right to quality health care.

Tags: 

Ending Global Poverty and Hunger with a Faithful Budget

Welcome to our Speaking Up for a Faithful Budget series! Want to see other posts? Sign up here to receive them in your inbox and to view previous posts in the series. Next week we’ll be hearing about immigration.

This blog was originally published in Bread for the World's blog.

Continue Welcoming Refugees with a Faithful Budget

Welcome to our Speaking Up for a Faithful Budget series! Want to see other posts? Sign up here to receive them in your inbox and to view previous posts in the series. Next week we’ll be hearing about poverty focused development assistance.

Fight Climate Change With a Faithful Budget

Welcome to our Speaking Up for a Faithful Budget series! Want to see other posts? Sign up here to receive them in your inbox. Next week we’ll be hearing about refugee resettlement.

Talking with Your Kids about Human Trafficking

My friend Stephanie works with the Joy Smith Foundation (JSF), the organization I wrote about in my last article, “Human Trafficking and the Freedom Challenge”. JSF is a great organization doing excellent work, so I reached out to Stephanie with some questions about the foundation and human trafficking in Canada.

Advocacy Works: Mobilizing Community as Advocacy

Welcome to our Advocacy Works series! Want to see other posts? Sign up here to receive them in your inbox or see previous posts in the series.

Advocacy Works: Breaking the Chains

Welcome to our Advocacy Works series! Want to see other posts? Sign up here to receive them in your inbox. 

Have you ever thought of advocacy as an act of worship or a step of discipleship? I hadn't. 

So often I feel that I’m not the advocate or the disciple that I wish I was. Although I’ve had numerous classes and spiritual experiences that had potential to lead to flourishing in both realms, the disconnect between a dysfunctional reality and Shalom weighs heavily. What is a person to do?

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Ideas for Action