Changing the Story. [END IT.]

We were on Skype, she working in Nepal and me in my air-conditioned New York living room.My computer screen flickered, and in utter disbelief, I had to ask my friend to repeat herself.She said it again, slowly—Ashley, there are entire villages in Nepal where there are no women … [Read more...]

Band-Aid Charity.

"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-when you see the naked, to … [Read more...]

The End of Unemployment. [HOPE.]

“I wondered if the American church was like well-mannered nice-talkers, sitting in a living room sipping coffee, talking about choir practice, while the world burns down outside our windows. While the richest people on earth pray to get richer, the rest of the world begs for … [Read more...]