20 February: World Day of Social Justice

Water Kenya

“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

Virginia

“And what does the Lord require of you but to act justly, to love mercy & to walk humbly with our God.”  Micah 6:8

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2 Responses to 20 February: World Day of Social Justice

  1. jaymers says:

    Thank you for this. I am very inspired by your ability to always keep social justice on the forefront of your mind and blog!

    • Virginia says:

      Thanx so much, Jayme. i try, but feel so removed sometimes from ‘the issues’ while drowning in Domestic Duties… Reading & listening to The News, however, it IS easy to send up quickie prayers for the suffering folks wherever they may be. … (& maybe write posts about a Relevant issue : ) – Thanx for your encouragement! pax et bonum – Virginia

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