Awakenings

Glimpses of the Divine in the Mundane

Too many times compassion is referred to as a feeling or an idea.  But what if we started acting out compassion?  What if it became a way of life for us – a philosophy?  Below are some organizations, groups, songs and links that have given me fuel and have challenged me to actually live a life of authentic compassion – a life that is more than just a talk – a life that requires taking action right now at this time in history.

  • Be the Bridge, which is a Christian organization that takes Jesus at his word and “empowers people and culture toward racial healing, equity and reconciliation.”
bethebridge
https://bethebridge.com/
  • Auburn Adventist Academy is a Christian high school that believes in actually living out Micah 6:8 – “to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God.” You can read about what they are doing in tangible ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus in providing a safe school for all students by clicking the links below:

auburn

https://auburn-academy.squarespace.com/action-steps

https://auburn-academy.squarespace.com/focus-group

  • A Movement in San Francisco that has a real life impact on the residents of the tenderloin district:

http://sf911.com/

  • A great place to shop ethically in Healdsburg, CA:  

Check out their website at:  http://www.oneworldfairtrade.net/

  • Find out ways to end modern-day slavery:

 Go to:   http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/

  • Here’s a great organization that fights human trafficking and other forms of injustice, living out Micah 6:8:

http://www.ijm.org/

  • Another great organization that equips us all to end human trafficking:

http://www.polarisproject.org/

  • This is an organization that started as a music dvd, but now has a lot of creative ways to educate us on how to fight against modern-day slavery:

http://www.callandresponse.com/

  • This organization shows us how we’re all linked through the supply chain and how our spending can make a difference:

http://tradeasone.com/

  • A great organization that literally helps people live better all over the world, as well as train them how to be self-sustaining. 

http://www.adra.org/site/PageServer

  • An amazing place in Santa Rosa CA that takes Jesus’ mission literally:

http://www.srmission.org/

And more still to come!  What are some of yours?

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