Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Speak for the Voiceless

The following is a journal entry I wrote this summer:

There can be no others, be for life--all life--no matter its manifest. To become a voice for the voiceless it is easy to speak loudly and act idly of far away lands. True, social justice must aid the Africans in Dafur, it must have a voice in ending environmental racism, and must raise the status of Women in Southwest Asia. But if we are to introduce a new era of equality it's beginnings must take root in our hearts and lives today. True social justice must occur daily in our lives: in acting towards our neighbors with love and not self-serving manipulations. It will express itself by acknowledging the humanity of the uniformed cleaner at the mall and by aiding an elderly woman unto a train. For Social Justice is the mere recognition of dignity that all humans are inalienably endowed with.

3 Comments:

At 7:27 PM, Blogger bombasticbeats said...

Abso-tively (absolutely+positively). I just so happen to be reading the very same ideas in a book called Soul of a Citizen. It is about social justice and how it begins with our own thoughts before moving to communities and perhaps beyond. But it must start with ourselves and our communities. For some reason being a part of a community (and this is certainly not restricted to the church's sense of the word) seems like a novel idea to me.

 
At 8:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm reading The Ghandi Reader. Funny how smart people always end up saying the same thing. ana

 
At 2:37 PM, Blogger travis said...

From where cometh their endowement?

 

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