Much to Be Thankful For
There’s lots to be thankful for this time of year. From food to family to finances, most of us have quite a few things going for us. But just like looking past myself in hard times helps me broaden my perspective, being thankful for things beyond my own life enriches this thankful time of year. So here are a few organizations and people doing good around the world that I am very thankful for. They are changing lives in ways that I never could even imagine. They’re empowering women and fighting human trafficking in very real, very powerful ways. IJMRead more
Fair Trade Clothes: Conquering the Conscious Consumer Challenge
It’s no secret many (if not most) of the people who harvest the fibers for our clothes, weave the cloth, and sew the final product aren’t paid fairly. The more I learn about unfair labor the more I’m convinced: I need to seriously rethink my consumption. I’m reading a book called Friendship at the Margins. One of the authors, Chris Heuertz, international director of Word Made Flesh, tells about how he was visiting the home of some his friends in India. His friends are poor, and the mother and daughters all work constantly to scrape by. The daughters work inRead more
How Many Slaves Work For You?
“How many slaves work for you?” The question might be startling to you, but there’s no doubt you have slaves working for you. They might not be in your house or in your back yard, but they exist all around the world in the supply chain of products you buy. Call + Response just released a new website and app called Slavery Footprint. The opening page tells a little bit about your possible misconceptions about the end of slavery and why you still have slaves in your supply chain. Then you can take a survey about your lifestyle and productsRead more