Category: Social and Economic Issues

Blessings from Burundi

Thank you for signing up for next Sunday’s “Shoes of Hope” event.  It’s a beautiful chance to help give away (new figure) close to 500 pairs of shoes to children and adults in one of Charlotte’s most fragile neighborhoods.  There are still dozens of…

Remembering Haiti

Reprinted with permission from Elevation Church 2010 Annual Report Flying into Port au Prince, Haiti, we expected the mountains of rubble.  We knew a million people were still living in tent cities one year after the earthquake.  But on the jolting bus ride through…

“Don’t Back Down”

I love it when my pastor talks tough.  See his post here today on what to do during this economic crisis. More importantly… what NOT to do.  I know you’re stressed out by the economy.  Here are some great tips on what to do…

Coping With Crisis

Tonight the experts tell us the gas crisis in Charlotte is coming to a close.  By next week, you should be able to find as much fuel as you want… as often as you want it.  That’s a relief.  It was frustrating.  It was stressful. …

Changing Lives $10 At a Time

Can lives really be changed by a loan for as little as $10? They absolutely can.  A group called African Women’s Initiatives is empowering women in incredible ways through a micro-finance project. My dear, passionate, amazing friend Sherry Roese just got back from a trip to the…

Global Poverty – or Global Warming?

Have you heard of the Copenhagen Consensus? TIME Magazine believes it may be the most cost-effective way to save the world. What would you do with $75 billion? The most thoughtful response gets published here and a free “not plastic” SIGG water bottle.

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