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Entries in social justice (7)


First Educate, Then Change

I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck. I am only basing this post on what I have read in the blogosphere. Apparently, Limbaugh recently blasted the new low profit, limited liabilty corporation or L3C legal structure that is now available in a few states. Beck ranted against churches who practice social or economic justice.  Beck said,

I beg you, look for the words 'social justice’ or ‘economic justice’ on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes!”

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Learn from Social Entrepreneurs Around the World

As mentioned in the previous post, I am enrolled in Mindset: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial IQ for entrepreneurs. The course informs entrepreneurs that to be effective at new endeavors, you must study successful entrepreneurs. In keeping with that valuable advice, I have located a new program hosted by finance guru Alvin Hall called, "Alvin's Guide to Good Business".

The series follows Alvin as he visits a different social entrepreneur each week, probing their business model, examining the potential impact of their work and exploring the challenges to scaling their innovation.

The series is produced by RockhopperTV in partnership with the Skoll Foundation and was commissioned by BBC World News. You can view the trailer below. Full episodes can be viewed here.



Remembering Martin Luther King

My kids and I have been spending the morning remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am the product of parents who grew up in a segregated Atlanta, Georgia. Their generation was the first to taste "freedom". I am thankful for his great leadership and honor all those who endured intense bitterness and hatred as they crossed all of us over to a more just society. What a trememdous legacy!

Therefore, we have been viewing videos on You Tube. There, you will find a host of interviews, speeches, and sermons - some of which are very popular, others obscure. Here is an excerpt of a message on serving others: 

Whether we acknowledge it or not, we are reaping the benefits of Dr. King's life which was sown in this nation. Celebrate by remembering today.


Two Events, One Result... Our City Will Change! 

It has been an honor and privilege to watch individuals, churches, local and federal governments, and other organizations come together to change Dallas. There are only four days left for the long awaited Justice Revival and Ignite Greater Works events. These events will be held on November 10 - 12 @ Dallas Market Hall. See details below.


The Next Planning Meeting For Dallas Justice Revival

Here is a brief note about the next planning meeting for the Dallas Justice Revival:

Dear Justice Revival Planning Team,

Just a quick reminder about our planning team meeting happening this Thursday, July 23rd from 9:30 – 11:30am at St. Luke’s Community United Methodist Church. St. Luke’s is located is 5710 E R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, TX We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall.

At this meeting Dr. Sheron Patterson from Highland Hills United Methodist Church will be sharing a word with us, we will be getting important updates from our working teams, and learning about our new online communications platform called Unifyer.

We will also be announcing the musicians for the Justice Revival and unveiling our new logo. There will be promotional materials as well that you can pick up to take back to your churches. So please don’t miss out!

Thursday is a good opportunity to bring along another pastor or leader in the city who you have wanted to share the Justice Revival vision with.

See you soon,

Aaron Graham

Justice Revival Coordinator


The Justice Revival is a 3 day city-wide gathering where churches and Christians unite across various racial, denominational, urban/suburban, and socioeconomic barriers to partner in the struggle for social justice in Dallas, Texas. The Justice Revival will be held at Market Hall on November 10 - 12, 2009. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, please join us on Thursday.



More Info About Dallas Justice Revival (Come to Next Planning Meeting)


Upcoming Dallas Justice Revival: November 10-12 2009

Business Write Now is joining Sojourners and other Dallas churches and church leaders in planning for the upcoming Justice Revival on November 10-12 2009 at Market Hall. The Justice Revival is a 3 day city-wide gathering where churches unite across various racial, denominational, urban/suburban, and socioeconomic barriers to partner in the struggle for social justice in Dallas, Texas.

The next planning meeting will be:

Date: Friday, March 20th

Time: 10:00 – 11:30am

Host: Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III

Location: Friendship-West Baptist Church

2020 W. Wheatland Rd,

Dallas, TX 75232

Special Guest: Mayor Tom Leppert, City of Dallas

All local pastors and leaders interested in helping out with the Justice Revival initiative are invited!

For more information please contact Aaron Graham, Justice Revival Coordinator,