Torchlighter

COVID-19 has increased legal needs by 30%!  As temporary aid expires and moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures end, that percentage will only go up.  Concerns for health are only aggravated by all the uncertainty. Child abuse and intimate partner abuse are on the rise.  Laws are flying off the shelf, but who can understand them? …

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pandemic

by Judy Miller The COVID-19 pandemic has permeated every crevice of our society and has shone a light into some of our dustiest corners. The world of work is one of these corners. We have seen tens of thousands of our neighbors lose their jobs. Many others have seen a shift in their work. Some…

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one hour

COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in our system.  Health and education are discussed heavily, but just as broken is access to our justice system.  Law is complicated and yet every area of life is impacted by it.  The confusion and uncertainty surrounding legal issues fuels anxiety and stress.  Our neighbors need help now more than ever. …

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virtual

by Judy Miller, Esq. What a whirlwind we swirl in as 2020 twists and turns with every sweep of an illusive virus. Companies, governments, organizations, schools and individuals have all had to pivot and adapt to new challenges, new patterns, and new barriers. But as it goes with change, new opportunities await. New virtual opportunities!…

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politics

I recently caught up with my friend Eugene Cho as he transitions to take on his new role as President of Bread for the World.   I wanted to ask him about his new book, Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk:  A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics.  Here’s what he had to say. Q: Why did…

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father

Fathers matter.  While it is common to attack fathers for being absent in families or an abusive presence, there are many fathers leaving justice legacies through courage, conviction and care.  Thank you for representing the heartbeat of our heavenly father. The Heartbeat of a Father Demonstrates Justice Through Courage You would take a bullet for…

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breathe

“I can’t breathe”.  The cry of George Floyd echoed loudly across the nation this week.  Collectively we could not breathe as we watched another black man unjustly lose his life.  We must not allow the response of a few to overshadow the actions of many who are demanding change. Breathe Do you yearn to breathe…

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social justice

By: Kevin Drendel  Many social justice warriors believe the Church has abandoned the cause of justice. Many in the Church believe that social justice has abandoned the Gospel. Meanwhile, God’s heart is to proclaim good news to the poor. Jesus began his ministry when he read from Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is on…

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lady justice

By Judy Miller Motherland. Mothership. Motherboard. Mother Earth. All words that speak of nurture and support; life and essence; strength with grace, and hope, and mercy. Mothers have a gift for soothing crying babies, calming squabbling children, and creating order among a chaotic mix of meals, homework, lessons, schedules. They push us, knowing we may…

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