“As we mark World Day of Social Justice, we see far too many places where there are increasing opportunities for a few and only rising inequality for the many.
Growing inequality undermines the international community’s progress in lifting millions out of poverty and building a more just world.
The fault lines are visible in falling wages for women and young people and limited access to education, health services and decent jobs.” Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations
The U.N. set aside this World Day of Social Justice to raise awareness of social justice issues around the globe – the need for gender equality, for minority rights, for indigenous peoples to thrive… for people of every race & creed (& tribe & gender & health status) to have possibilities & opportunities to live their lives without discrimination.
As we move through Lent, may God continue to expand our hearts with equal love & respect for the dignity of ALL people… & may we be galvanized to do what we can where we are to raise awareness, make opportunities & ‘do justice’ however possible (by the grace of God!)
grace, peace & social justice
“And what does the Lord require of you but to act justly, to love mercy & to walk humbly with our God.” Micah 6:8