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Posted by God's Politics Editor 5 weeks 6 days ago
 "Unlock the silence and let us speak to the world." - Ingrid Washinawatok Ingrid Washinawatok + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 5 weeks 6 days ago
Jesus said to them, "The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going. While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light." After Jesus had said this, he departed and hid from them. - John 12:35-36 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 5 weeks 6 days ago
God of repentance, remind us of your continual light. We often fall into darkness and lose sight of your bright light. May our hearts and our minds be turned from our own darkness towards your brilliance. Amen.
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 16 hours ago
“It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe Harriet Beecher Stowe + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 16 hours ago
Is such the fast that I choose, a day to humble oneself? Is it to bow down the head like a bulrush, and to lie in sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. - Isaiah 58:5-8 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 16 hours ago
Loving God, source and author of life, we come before you humbly to recall our finitude in face of your infinite love and mercy. Help us remember our dependance on you as we begin the journey towards the cross this Lenten season. May we follow your will as we recognize our own humanity. Amen.
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 1 day ago
"We regard words as coming from original being — a sacred spiritual being. The orator is coming from a place of prayer and as such attempts to be persuasive. Words are not objects to be wasted. They represent the accumulated knowledge, cultural values, the vision of an entire people or peoples. We believe the proof of a thing or idea is in the doing." - Lee Maracle Lee Maracle + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 1 day ago
"You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. "You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. - Matthew 5:13-15 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 1 day ago
God of mercy, you have given us life, and tilled our soil day by day to nurture us. You grant us innumerable opportunities to do good with the graces we have recieived, and bear fruit. Please forgive the ways we have held back this love and care for others. Amen.
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 2 days ago
"We're here to know God, to love and serve God, and to be blown away by the beauty and miracle of nature. You just have to get rid of so much baggage to be light enough to dance, to sing, to play. You don't have time to carry grudges; you don't have time to cling to the need to be right." - Anne Lamott  Anne Lamott + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 2 days ago
Turn my heart to your decrees, and not to selfish gain. Turn my eyes from looking at vanities; give me life in your ways. Confirm to your servant your promise, which is for those who fear you. - Psalm 119:36-38 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 2 days ago
Lord, you call us out of captivity into the freedom of your beloved community. As we pass through the wilderness spaces of our lives, grant us ears to hear you, eyes to see you, and hearts to ache for you, that we might not turn away from the brothers and sisters who help us remember who we are. Amen. - Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 5 days ago
"The whole world is run on bluff. No race, no nation, no man has any divine right to take advantage of others. Why allow the other fellow to bluff you?" - Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 5 days ago
Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God. - 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 5 days ago
Lord, as we continually answer the call to follow you, help us discern how to use our talents and gifts in ways that nurture your kingdom. Keep us from the tragedy of blaspheming your name because we have succumbed to a watered-down faith. Make our spirits restless whenever we think that the way things are is the way things have to be. Amen.
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 5 days ago
1. Walking the Second Mile: Jesus, Discrimination, and 'Religious Freedom' Rachel Held Evans addresses the failed anti-gay legislation attempts in Arizona and Kansas: "Crying persecution every time one doesn’t get one’s way is an insult to the very real religious persecution happening in the world today.  It's no way to be a good citizen and certainly no way to advance the gospel in the world." 2. How Obama Is Trying to Lift Up Young Men of Color: A Q&A with Joshua Dubois Joshua Dubois, former director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, sits down with the Washington Post to talk about President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative: "What I believe the president is saying … is that these boys and men matter just as much as any other American. And if they succeed, that’s something that will help all of us. It will help the entire country." 3. Border Control Killings of Migrants Raise Questions on Training, Accountability More than 20 fatal shootings of civilians by U.S. Border Patrol agents since 2010 expose massive problems within the federal agency.  4. MAP: Does Your State Pay a Fair Wage? As the federal minimum wage stagnates at $7.25 an hour, many states have taken the lead to raise wages on their own. Check out the map to view the 21 states that now have minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage. Where does yours stand? 5. Recline! Why 'Leaning In' is Killing Us Another take on the ubiquitous and ever-evolving "having it all" debate, this time from Foreign Policy: "Ladies, if we want to rule the world — or even just gain an equitable share of leadership positions — we need to stop leaning in. It's killing us." 6. 10 Mr. Rogers Quotes You Need to Read On the anniversary of his death, Relevant magazine compiles some of his wisdom, like: "We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say, 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes." 7. How Anti-Poverty Measures Marginalize Fathers "The biggest flaw in anti-poverty policies is that they don’t take into account the role that fathers play in children’s lives." 8. A Prayer: Belong From Sarah Bessey at SheLovesMagazine.com: "For those of us who have been told that we are too much—too loud, too opinionated, too smart, too bold, too quiet, too curvy, too skinny, too sexual, too intense, too feeling, too soft, too tough, too bossy, too tender, too young, too old, too liberal, too conservative—may we say: you belong here with us." 9. A Study Claims Global Warming Could Cause 180K More Rapes by 2099 The Atlantic Cities reports on a controversial new study that correlates a rise in temperatures with a rise in violent crime and property crime.  10. To Young Christians Speaking Out Against Anti-Gay Discrimination: Thank You From Jim Wallis: "Differing theological views on important issues of sexuality will need time, patience, deep biblical reflection, respectful discourse, and religious liberty to be worked out in the churches. But the perception of Christian faith is in grave danger when Christians try to use the law to publically discriminate against those who don’t adhere to their point of view."
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 6 days ago
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 6 days ago
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning. - Psalm 130:3-6 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 6 weeks 6 days ago
God of mercy, preserve us from the depths of despair and grant us the courage to always return to you. We praise you for your profound love that is ever mindful to seek out all who are lost, alone, directionless, and need help. We ask you to send us your Spirit to help us share your love as we praise you for allowing us to take part in bringing delight and joy into the hearts of those who recieve it. Amen.
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 16 hours ago
"If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander." - Mary McLeod Bethune Mary McLeod Bethune + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 16 hours ago
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? - Matthew 5:44-46 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 16 hours ago
God our refuge, may we always find our peace in you in the midst of our often chaotic lives. Grant us the faith to make you the center of our lives, protecting us from the ravaging stormsof stress and worry. Amen.
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 1 day ago
"I am proud of being a Negro. Nor have I ever tried to beg tolerance from anyone. Superiority is not proved by color, but by the brain, by education, by willpower, by moral courage." - José Celso Barbosa José Celso Barbosa + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 1 day ago
Then the Lord said, ‘I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. - Exodus 3:7-9 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 1 day ago
God of justice, give us the wisdom to recognize the gifts of those around us and to encourage them to use these gifts in a way that proclaims your kingdom. Empower us by your Spirit to stand up for your goodness and truth, trusting in your sovereignty to prevail over persecution and oppression in our world today. Amen.
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 2 days ago
"No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise." - Marian Anderson Marian Anderson + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 2 days ago
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ. - 1 Corinthians 3:10-11 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 2 days ago
Lord God, extend our faith so that even when we fail to see the fruit of our planted seeds, we may have the assurance that every inch of soil overturned will lead to a harvest someday. Amen. - Adapted from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 5 days ago
You have to be black, with a knowledge of the history of this country, to know what America means to black persons. You also have to know what it means to be a nonperson, a nothing, a person with no past, to know what black power is all about. Survival as a person means not only food and shelter, but also belonging to a community that remembers and understands the meaning of its past. - James Cone James Cone, A Black Theology of Liberation + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 5 days ago
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. A fool despises a parent’s instruction, but the one who heeds admonition is prudent. - Proverbs 15:3-5 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 5 days ago
Almighty God, the miracle of your life-giving Spirit surrounds us. Forgive us the ways we overlook your presence, and grant us eyes of faith to see you accompany us each day. We turn daily to you. Amen.
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 5 days ago
1. From Modesty to Maxim Are Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry the unintended consequence of evangelicalism's modesty mandate? 2. The Problem with Little White Girls (and Boys): Why I Stopped Being a Voluntourist "I don’t want a little girl in Ghana, or Sri Lanka, or Indonesia to think of me when she wakes up each morning. … I want her to think about her teacher, community leader, or mother. I want her to have a hero who she can relate to — who looks like her, is part of her culture, speaks her language, and who she might bump into on the way to school one morning." 3. WATCH: What's Going On in Venezuela in a Nutshell (Warning: Some graphic images) This 7-minute film, produced and posted on YouTube by 21-year-old Andreina Nash, paints a picture of the violence going on amid student protests in Venezuela. 4. An Evangelical's Plea with the GOP on Immigration Reform: Put People Before Politics "It has become abundantly clear that immigration reform is the moral test of our politics." 5. The Dalai Lama Talks Pot, Facebook, and the Pope Elizabeth Dias of TIME sits down with the Dalai Lama, who says "Ecology" is the issue the U.S. should be paying more attention to. 6.How Not to Raise a Daughter "This week I caught myself doing something that has the potential to harm my daughter more than being drenched in pink and purple for the next 18 years ever could." 7. Feminism, Depravity, and Power in House of Cards Is Claire Underwood a feminist icon as many articles have asserted? Another take: "America is in deep trouble if the prevailing reaction to a ruthless, self-serving, power-hungry sociopath is to assess her political effectiveness." 8. What the Most Violent Nations in the World Have in Common "It's important to remember that correlation does not equal causation, but, overall, it is certainly intriguing to note that inequality, rather than poverty, appears to be associated with higher levels of violence — and that pride and machismo appear to be significant factors as well." 9. 3 Reasons the Abortion Rate Is at it's Lowest Since Roe v. Wade Activists at both ends of the political spectrum are using the news to promote their own narratives, but Jonathan Merritt writes in his Religion News Service blog about what is behind the statistics and offers good news for the future: "Pro-life Americans have reason to celebrate, and it seems the party is just getting started." 10. 'Nones' and the Common Good Eboo Patel poses interesting questions: "Right now, one out of every five checks “none of the above” on U.S. surveys of religious identity. … And so the question remains: What will happen to U.S. civil society as the pews empty out? Who will support all those schools, hospitals, and social service agencies? Who will build new ones?"
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 6 days ago
Listen as Jim Wallis talks to Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black about giving the send-off speech on values at the World Economic Forum, where the pair brushed shoulders with some of the most prominent business minds. Here's a brief look at what Jim was trying to do with his talk:"The pope reminded us about the excluded. This gathering is the most included gathering in the world. You are the most included people in the global economy. How will the most included reach out to the most excluded and bring them in to the global economy? That's what I want [World Economic Forum attendees] to ask themselves." 
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 6 days ago
"We need to clear out space to make way for the kingdom roots of God’s shalom that Jesus, our common Lord, lived and died violently for. His blood seeped into the ground to create a new way of being that’s marked by unity, sacrificially loving one another, and eagerly empowering every single image-bearer — regardless of the color of their skin." - Osheta Moore Osheta Moore + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 6 days ago
When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. - 1 Corinthians 2:1-3 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 7 weeks 6 days ago
Rise up, O children of Light, and let us give glory to the Lord who alone can save our souls. O Lord, as you withdraw sleep from the eyes of our body, grant us wakefulness of mind so that we may stand before you in awe and sing your praises worthily. - Syrian Orthodox Prayer
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 16 hours ago
In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become a part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed. This means that we are going to have to learn to think in radical terms. I use the term radical in its original meaning—getting down to and understanding the root cause. It means facing a system that does not lend itself to your needs and devising means by which you change that system. - Ella Baker Ella Baker + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 16 hours ago
For the righteous will never be moved; they will be remembered forever. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. They have distributed freely, they have given to the poor; their righteousness endures forever; their horn is exalted in honor. - Psalm 112:6-9 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 16 hours ago
Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ's compassion to the world. Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which he is to bless people now. Amen. - Teresa of Avila
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 1 day ago
"As we remember, let us not do so in despair, but instead let’s commit to digging deeper in our organizing, resistance, and struggle against white supremacy and anti-blackness. I am more convinced than ever in the Way of the Lamb whose victory will have the last word." - Drew Hart Drew Hart + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 1 day ago
All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth, for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. - Hebrews 11:13-14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 1 day ago
God of justice, strengthen our willing hearts to serve others. As we face the inequity around us, thank you for your sustaining love. May your love for us and our love for you be evidenced in our love for others. Amen.
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 2 days ago
"Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it." - Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 2 days ago
Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am. If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail. - Isaiah 58:9-11 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 2 days ago
We in the midst of out-of-control violence, we in great faith, we in deep vocational call, we in our several anxieties. We — alongside you — in the trembling. This day we pray for freedom to move beyond fear to caring, beyond self to neighbor, beyond protection to growth. That we may be a sign of the steadfastness, that anxiety may not win the day. You are the one who said, “Do not be anxious.” And now we submit to you. Amen. - Adapted from "God's Gift in the Midst of Violence" by Walter Brueggemann
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 5 days ago
Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.  - Audre Lorde Audre Lorde + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 5 days ago
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. - 1 John 4:7-8 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 5 days ago
Sustaining God of creation, redeem us in your overflowing love. On this day especially, we recognize that your love is the only love that we need. May we know that your love is a love truer than any love we have ever known. Amen.
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 5 days ago
This Valentine's Day, we're highlighting stories about women or written by women. Did you know Sojourners has its own section dedicated to issues surrounding women and girls? Check it out HERE and follow @SojoWomen on Twitter.1. Getty Images Creates the 'Lean In' Collection of Stock Photos The Sojourners Web Team constantly sifts through stock photos to run along with blog posts. It's always a mind-numbing endeavor trying to find appropriate, non-condescending, or non-sexualized images of women. Enter Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In, and Getty Images to create this fantastic collection that lifts up both women in the workforce and men in the home. Check out the gallery at the link.2. Amy Poehler's Smart Girls #GalentinesDay 2014 Round Up Thanks to the brilliance of funny gal Amy Poehler and her show "Parks and Rec," Feb. 13 is now known as Galentine's Day: "ladies celebrating ladies." If you missed the festivities, head on over to this link for the full round up: Galentines Google Hangout, memes, Galentine's Day e-cards, and more.3. 8 Women. 8 Dreams of Gold. ESPN is highlighting the journey of 8 women Olympic hopefuls in a special section. Check out the photo feeds from athletes like figure skater Ashley Wagner and skier Emily Cook.4. WATCH: Breaking the Habits of Machismo Some churches continue to act as if women are second-class citizens in the kingdom of God— despite what the Bible says. Together, Jim Wallis and Dr. Michelle A. Gonzalez discuss what the Bible really says to encourage, affirm, and empower women and girls in their call to be leaders.5. Hillary Clinton Launches Global Data Project on Women and Girls"With the 20th anniversary approaching of a historic 1995 women’s conference, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation is partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to gather and study data on the global progress of women and girls and the gaps that remain. The 'No Ceilings' project will aggregate data from traditional sources, such as the World Bank, as well as less traditional ones, such as Google, to document progress since the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing."6. A Psalm for Nobel Nominee Dr. Catherine Hamlin, 90, Who's Still Operating Rachel Marie Stone sings the praises of Dr. Hamlin, who at the age of 90, still performs fistula surgeries at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia — a hospital she and her husband founded after moving from Australia in 1959. Read her tribute at RNS.7. Sugar Todd is the Games' Sweetest Olympian Not many people would celebrate a 29th-place finish in speed skating, but Sugar Todd of Wisconsin is thrilled to be at the Olympics. Check out her sweet Tweets, highlighted at Mashable.8. V-Day: When Was the Last Time Your Pastor Preached on Violence Against Women? Tragically, violence against women is all too common in our world — affecting up to 70 percent of women, the UN estimates. Odds are it has affected the lives of many sitting in the pew beside you on Sundays. It's time to talk about it and become a place of healing. Don't know how to get started? Here's a FREE toolkit with a draft letter to your pastor, social media prompts, and educational articles for study.9. Questions About Egalitarian Dating Kate Wallace writes for the Junia Project: "In theory, all you have to do is find someone who you can love and who can love you back. But if you’re a Christian you also have to find someone who loves Jesus and the Church. And, if you are an egalitarian Christian, you also have to find someone who truly thinks of you as an equal and can live that out in everyday ways."10. Elizabeth Gilbert's Advice to Women: Get Out of Your Own Way Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love writes for ShriverReport.org: "Many of the big external obstacles (political, legislative) have been cleared for us by the great and brave women who came before us. We stand on their shoulders and should be grateful. But now we are left to battle the lingering prejudices in our own minds that say we are not worthy — not good enough, not strong enough, not talented enough, not brave enough."
Posted by God's Politics Editor 8 weeks 6 days ago
"I had seen their tears and sighs, and I had heard their groans, and I would give every drop of blood in my veins to free them." - Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail