It’s hard to believe that Spark Microgrants is 10 years old! Your support over the last 10 years has helped Spark improve the civic and economic power of 325 rural communities facing poverty in East Africa and West Africa.
We are excited to share this article by my friend and colleague, Kennedy Odede, Founder and CEO of SHOFCO. We decided to share this article from The Guardian in our blog this month because it tells the truth and makes plain the challenge for philanthropy: “as you fund and award white founders working in communities of colour (at home and abroad), ensure you apply the same level of recognition and support to leaders of colour who possess the same or greater skills and knowledge of their environment.” This is the challenge of being anti-racist and owning our own racist behaviors in philanthropy. Thank you, Kennedy for keeping us radically honest.
On 9/30 Boston Faith & Justice Network witll will hold the second in their Uncomfortable Conversations Series. The topic will be economic inequality. Join them to hear our panel share their interest and expertise, engage together as a community & consider how we might become change-makers working toward a world where the great inequities that currently exist in our economic systems are eliminated. Find details about this free event on our Facebook Event page.
Girl Child, who were you before the world told you who you should be? Watch a short video to understand the “mountain” we still need to move.
One of the beautiful realities of whole-life discipleship is that you never know where it will take you. It may push you to have a brave conversation with a co-worker, to give sacrificially of your time or money, or to take a different outlook on your role in the Kingdom as a parent. Or it may motivate you to start a nonprofit. This is what happened to Brooke Sulahian.