By Kelsey Shue, World Vision
“Everyone thinks of changing humanity, but nobody thinks of changing [oneself].”
Spice up your summer plans. Be part of God’s work by promoting justice in the world and challenging yourself at the same time. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Read a book that is set in the developing world or examines issues of injustice. Until we understand the problems in our world, it’s difficult to know how to help. Learn how modern-day slavery entraps people around the globe in “Disposable People” by Kevin Bales, or “A Long Way Gone: A Memoir of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah.
- Find out about World Vision’s work through Twitter, Facebook, and our website. Check out our blog for personal stories and reflections.
- Take two minutes to watch “If You Had a Dollar,” a video that shines a light on the unseen consequences of rising food prices around the globe. Consider how it would affect your own family.
- Learn about different cultures. Attend a cultural festival: taste the food, listen to the music, and talk to the locals.
- Invest in a child’s future by equipping them with the technology to accomplish their dreams. Donate to World Vision’s Computer and Technology Fund.
- Help fight malaria and dengue fever by just riding a bike. Carbon increases the earth’s temperature and introduces mosquito-transmitted diseases to new regions. Try carpooling, biking, or walking to work to reduce the earth’s carbon level.
- Invite others to learn about global justice issues with you. Host a Broken Bread Poverty Meal, and share the stories of children from around the world.
- Talk with others about your experiences: what you have learned, what felt comfortable or uncomfortable, and why. Post updates on Twitter, Facebook, or a blog.