Thursday, September 15, 2005
Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute (Proverbs 31:8).
Jim Wallis and Sojourners magazine are promoting the "Katrina Pledge: A commitment to build a new America":
As a person of faith, I believe that the poverty we have witnessed on the rooftops of New Orleans and the devastated communities of the Gulf Coast is morally unacceptable. Therefore, I join my fellow Americans across the barriers of race, religion, class, and politics in the following commitments:
1. I pledge to be personally involved in helping those whose lives have been affected by this natural disaster.
2. I pledge to work for sweeping change of our nation's priorities.