Awful Grace | February 2019
Dear <<Your First Name>>,
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King, Jr. -

World Day of Social Justice

What is social justice? The United Nations describes social justice as an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. The theme for this year's World Day for Social Justice is: If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice. 

Across human history, courageous individuals and groups have worked to bring about social justice. January 21 was Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the USA - a day which commemorates the Civil Rights Activist who advocated nonviolent action against racial discrimination. For standing on his convictions and not conforming to unjust laws, he was jailed often and eventually assassinated almost exactly 50 years ago.

What does social justice mean for Awful Grace? As a social purpose movement, we hold on to the deep conviction that humility and love is not weakness but strength under control, beyond self-gratification and in service of the greater good. At Awful Grace, we then choose to focus our efforts on vulnerable groups to provide them the means to better their lives.

Advocating and working for social justice is about non-conformity to unequal and unjust practises. And King had this to say, "We are called to be people of conviction, not conformity; of moral nobility, not social respectability. We are commanded to live differently and according to a higher loyalty. Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit."

Who are we as Awful Grace? What should our response be to issues of injustice?
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Toward a Just Society - The Faces of Those We Serve
Our engagement with the villagers and children in Nepal where our efforts focus on lifting poverty and providing education opportunities for children of prisoners and in helping Nepalese families start their own goat farms.
An Awful Grace programme that provides a platform for Awful Grace to support inmates, ex-offenders, in-risk and at-risk youths in their journey.
I end with a quote from Edmund Burke, the British Parliamentarian who said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men (and I add women), to do nothing.”

Grace and peace,

Christine Tan


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