PRAYER AND REFLECTION 'Women not only earn less than men but also tend to own fewer assets. Smaller salaries and less control over household income constrain their ability to accumulate capital.'
Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us!
How do we do advocacy that is both fully Christian and yet effective in changing policy in a secular context?
Reflecting on 2 Kings 18-19, Bryant Myers finds that two conversations are going on - the conversation of worldly power and the language of faith.
'Christians know something that the world does not know: There is a God. God is just and we are not. Therefore, there will be a judgment. Only through Jesus Christ can the outcome of our judgment be set aside. If we simply repackage Christian positions on public policy and leave it at that, we withhold this vital knowledge from the world, thus leaving the world at risk. The world’s policy-makers need to know that good policy is rewarded and bad policy is not. They need to know that the God of history cares deeply about justice and hates injustice.'.
Let us pray:
* That as we speak out for justice we will speak boldy to wordly powers without compromising Christian truth and witness.
* For the role of women in the world today as highlighted on International Women's Day (March 8).
* Give thanks for Micah Challenge
MEDITATE ON THE STATISTICS
As you spend time in prayer and reflection, you may like to take a moment to silently understand with your heart the focus statistic we include each week (see below). Our hope is that you will find this series of statistics a useful resource in preparing presentations.
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Indicator 11: Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector
Source: The State of the World's Children 2007, UNICEF 2007
Yours in Christ,
Regine, Jill and Michael
'Women not only earn less than men but also tend to own fewer assets. Smaller salaries and less control over household income constrain their ability to accumulate capital.'