Choose opportunity when there are problems,
hope when there is fear,
questions when there are answers,
positive thinking when it is easy to be negative,
faith when there is certainty,
risk when there is security,
sacrifice when there is prosperity,
action when it has never been done.
Check it out! Here’s a trailer for our upcoming student-created film “Working for Tomorrow.”
In June, four creative activists from ACT:S went to Cambodia to investigate microloans and its impact on poverty and child labor. Together, they’ve created a campaign to share what they learned and tell the stories of working poor entrepreneurs and their families.
My heart breaks for Jason Russell, his family, and everyone at IC.
Over at ACT:S, we are focusing on what it means to "Sacrifice What Calls You" this week as part of Relentless ACT:S of Sacrifice. As someone who is paid to live my talents & calling toward connecting faith and justice, I’m having a hard time jumping into this challenge, but I know many of the other participants are students just at the beginning of defining their careers or vocations. The strange events surrounding Jason is bound to bring up thoughts and questions for our own life and what it means to sacrifice calling for God’s kingdom of love and justice.
I received your letter this morning and I must say I am not the least bit pleased. You brag and gloat that you got the face of the world’s largest youth movement to go mad. To tear off his clothes and cry out to the Enemy in the streets for all the world to see. You list the lies you whispered…
Next week is going to be a fun week. We’re working on an exciting new project for World Vision ACT:S — that I can’t tell you about yet. But part of it entails being inspired by some amazing creative activists — like this guy!
I’m 31, an Iraq war veteran, a Penn State graduate, a Catholic, a native of State College, acquaintance of Jerry Sandusky’s, and a product of his Second Mile foundation.
And I have fully lost faith in the leadership of my parents’ generation.
Day then writes a blistering critique of our political leaders, Church leadership, and of course the failed leadership at Penn State. He later writes:
They have had their time to lead. Time’s up. I’m tired of waiting for them to live up to obligations.
Think of the world our parents’ generation inherited. They inherited a country of boundless economic prosperity and the highest admiration overseas, produced by the hands of their mothers and fathers. They were safe. For most, they were endowed opportunities to succeed, to prosper, and build on their parents’ work.
For those of us in our 20s and early 30s, this is not the world we are inheriting.
As witnessed by more than 500 comments and this enlightening Q&A the Washington Post arranged three days later, Day hit upon something that many young people are thinking: something is very wrong with the world and the way our parents’ generation are leading.