Please help in welcoming the Service Leaders for AB Harvest Hope!
"the opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice. ...equality cannot be measured by how we treat the rich, the powerful, the privileged, and the respected among us. The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.”
Our society has treated addiction, homelessness and poverty as moral failures, and this has justified the shunning of some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. The intersection of these social justice issues is complex; a week long service trip will not solve homelessness or addiction. But there is an opportunity for our participants and ourselves, to connect with those we so often ignore. We hope that these next few months will lead us to address and reflect on these issues thoughtfully and compassionately. We hope to bring what we learned from our service back to our own communities. We hope to become active citizens, conscious of the injustices around us, engaged with others in our communities, and committed to making positive change.
Christopher Magana and Michelle Vuong