When looking at the darkness and horrors of the world, justice is what gives us hope. Hope that things will not always be dark and horrible. Hope that light is on the way. Hope that all of the wrongs will be righted.
You don't have to look far to see injustice. It is everywhere and it can be a little overwhelming. So what do we do about it?
Well that is why I am going to The Justice Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this February, to learn about the best ways to fight injustice, shine light in dark places, and help others do the same.
They are going to have tons of different speakers from all walks of life who represent all types of people and organizations. For example some of the speakers I'm looking forward to hearing are Chai Ling from All Girls Allowed, who was a student leader at the Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing, China and now fights the injustice of China's One Child Policy and helps the victims of this brutal policy; or Sheryl WuDunn who, with her husband, wrote Half the Sky, and fights injustices against women around the world; and Gary Haugen, the President and CEO of the International Justice Mission, an international human rights organization that fights injustices like slavery, sexual exploitation, and oppression around the world, just to name a few.
The conference also include tons of exhibitors like Toms, Hope International, and Food for the Hungry, World Vision, again, just to name a few.
|The Liberty Bell|
For more info on The Justice Conference, click here.
And be sure to check back later for my post about Philly! I can't wait!
My reading list before the conference:
A Heart for Freedom by Chai Ling When Helping Hurts by Brian Fikkert
- Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn
- Global Soccer Mom: Changing the World is Easier Than You Think by Shayne Moore