Walking Humbly

Written by Gillian Henry //  Buses, trams, the metro screeching underground, pedestrian crosswalks streaming people. Snow boots, leather boots, Converse, sandals. Squeaking snow, slushing muck, puffing cottonwood, blowing dust. To school, to church, to friends', to the market. This was my every day. College freshmen. Classes rushing, cafeteria clanging, armchair studying, passing the weight room … Continue reading Walking Humbly

“Not Fit to Scoop Poop”: A Rallying Cry to Youth

Written by Katharina Depenthal & Madison Gent // Katharina: When I was 14 years old, I was extremely eager to go and volunteer at our local animal shelter.  My mother drove me over to go and inquire about their policy for teen volunteers.  Once I got there and asked the woman at the register about volunteering, … Continue reading “Not Fit to Scoop Poop”: A Rallying Cry to Youth

Theme Overview: Justice as a Lifestyle

“Where do you walk? Who are your friends? Where do you go? What kind of everyday are you accustoming your children to?” Whether we have children or not, these questions—posed by Gillian Henry in her story “Walking Humbly”—are ones worth pondering. “Everyday” is the key word here: What kinds of impacts are caused by the … Continue reading Theme Overview: Justice as a Lifestyle

Together against Modern-Day Slavery: A Conversation with Matt Friedman

A Conversation with Matt Friedman //  Can you give us a breakdown of modern slavery? What are the main types of slavery today and the general demographics of people being enslaved? Matt: The latest figure is 45.8 million people in modern slavery. About 66%, or about 30 million of them are in Asia. About 75% … Continue reading Together against Modern-Day Slavery: A Conversation with Matt Friedman