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#GiveBackOurBlankets Campaign

On Wednesday 5 June 2014, the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police continued to take blankets from the homeless in Hilbrow. No explanation or valid and rational reason could exist authorising the Metro Police to confiscate these blankets. Most of these blankets were donated to the homeless by NGOs and Churches. These were donated...

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Becoming Christ followers…

Gandhi once said “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” and later said “Oh, I don’t reject Christ. I love Christ. It’s just that so many of you Christians are so unlike Christ. If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ, as found in...

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There has to be more to Christianity than this?

A friend posted a blog about how his day was “interrupted” when he was sitting in a coffee shop and he tried to help a stranger who had his laptop stolen by offering him a lift. He reflected how there are opportunities all around us for our lives to be “interrupted” and there are opportunities for us to...

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Voting for inclusion

Just voted… It feels so insignificant… My vote will make so little difference. The real hope over the next 4 years, for this country, lies not in the cross I made on a piece of paper, but in our collective active citizenship and our creating the world we dream of around us through how we live. I am not concerned with...

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To increase the size of the pie or share the pie more equally?

A friend of mine once did a study which found that your income level is the greatest predictor of your economic view. He found that people who earn over a certain amount per month almost exclusively believed the key to dealing with poverty is to increase the size of the pie, while people who earned under a certain amount...

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Gentrification – a response to International Business Times article

A few of my friends have posted a link to this article or talked about “how amazing Maboneng, Newtown or Braamfontein is”. While these areas are indeed trendy and great places to go for good coffee, they have come at a tremendous cost to the urban poor. In order to create these areas, the poor are mostly displaced to...

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Listening to a 14 year old, black, female Jesus

On Saturday evening, the Hillbrow Theatre enacted a localized walk-about-Hillbrow-edition of the Passion play with some rather creative adapted parables and accounts of the life and death of Jesus. The story was tailored to reflect the struggles of the most vulnerable in our community. A brilliant scene was a recreation of the...

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