This weekend I listed my peacemaking priorities. These are the areas I care about most deeply and where I want to put my efforts (and money). There are so many worthy causes, some related to peace and some not.
Human rights, fighting slavery and torture and supporting the work of Amnesty International.
Climat change- cutting carbon personally, urging and helping others, and changing laws and rules.
Clean water for all
Opposition to war--the bloated military budget, landmines, and obsolete and overpriced weapons. Justice for veterans.
Prison reform, mitigating the new Jim Crow, harsh sentencing, and supporting marijuana decriminalization.
Repairing the impacts of racism and colonialism.
Protecting abortion rights
Help prevent abortions and unwanted pregnancy through family planning
Health care reform.
This list helped me say no to a fundraising appeal that came to me this weekend.
What's on your list, friends?
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