Seeing that today marks the anniversary of the UN signing a charter for treating humans like humans (and the Convention Against Torture coming into force), I was reminded of a conversation about a Christian’s responsibility to be aware, awake, passionate.
My Nica team was having lunch at Kathy’s, a Nicaraguense American waffle place, and up came the topic of activism, sweat shops, whether fair trade is socialism.
The leader who started the discussion writes on her blog:
I, a lifelong Christian, was arguing that we, as Christians, were supposed to care for the poor and oppressed in other nations. That our money was the loudest voice we had. And my friend, also a lifelong Christian, was arguing that we didn’t need to do this and I was touting Socialism. Three years later, I’m still pissed off about it.
Basically, we are required to care.