Awakenings

Glimpses of the Divine in the Mundane

“The most valuable weapon in the fight against human trafficking may be you,” the article begins.  These stories are some great examples of ordinary people in just a year’s time doing something beyond themselves.  I just had to share this link!  It shows that ordinary people doing small things, with great love and justice behind it, is proof that we can change the world!  Check it out the link below, or you can read on and I’ve included a copy of it in this post:

http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/23/ways-to-help-making-a-difference/?on.cnn=1&hpt=hp_c3

The most valuable weapon in the fight against human trafficking may be you.

CNN is celebrating the work of ordinary people inspired to do something, to take action; to stand up against slavery.

People from West Africa, South America, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia, have all joined the fight.

Watch the “Taking a Stand, Making a Difference” show here in three parts. In the first segment, viewers horrified by our expose of working conditions for people cocoa farming in West Africa campaign for more Fair Trade products.

Natalie, in Romania, was moved to stop eating chocolate until Fair Trade cocoa is on sale in local shops. Gerry, in New Zealand, tried to make a regionally-inspired dish using only Fair Trade products.

Meanwhile, young Christians at a U.S. convention built a statue symbolizing the extent of slavery, raised $3 million for related charities – and got the attention of President Barack Obama.

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From the quirky to online campaigns to school projects, their stories also offer practical ideas and information to others who want to get involved in helping the victims of modern-day slavery.

In part two, the idea that people are not for sale is spreading across Ukraine, and one South Korean school is now campaigning to abolish the modern-day scourge.

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In part three, one woman beat her fashion bug to help women rescued from human trafficking.

Amy Seiffert wore the same dress for six months and donated the money she would have spent on clothes to a local organization building a shelter for rescued women in Ohio.

She says it was a small thing that reinforced the message that her ability to choose is privilege denied to many.

Along the way she inspired others, and the Daughter Project’s shelter is now a reality.

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One thought on “Small Things with Great Love – Some Examples of Ordinary People

  1. john says:

    Good stuff!

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