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Editor’s Note

Since 1943, we’ve accepted that people are motivated to achieve certain needs, moving on to the next only after one is fulfilled. Psychologist Abraham Maslow defined these needs in a hierarchy that is often depicted within a pyramid, ranging from our basic needs—both physiologically and emotionally—and our growth needs, or self-actualization. He asserted that the…

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Economic justice

Right from the beginning, William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, was concerned with poverty and all it brought with it. It simply didn’t seem just that this sizeable population should be marginalized to such an extent. Today, we think of it as economic justice. I’ve always been intrigued by the word “justice.” It has…

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Admitting Failure Admitting Failure is designed to eliminate the stigma behind failure and turn it into a life lesson instead because “the only ‘bad’ failure is the one that’s repeated.” It is a medium where organizations can share their failure stories and learn from them to become better versions of themselves. admittingfailure.com   Donate a…

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The Sacred Year Michael Yankoski shares his own story of experimenting with spiritual practices in “The Sacred Year” (Thomas Nelson, 2014), and how he found a meaningful faith. He guides the reader on a pilgrimage of exploring practices that usher one into a deeper life with himself, God and one another. thesacredyear.com      Trivial…

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Plotting a new course

enjivar’s parents knew they needed to leave El Salvador––an epicenter of Central America’s gang crisis––to make a better life for their son. They immigrated to the United States, yet where they ended up wasn’t much better than what they left behind. Not far from where the family touched down in Watts, Calif., the Los Angeles…

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Remaining true

hen Richard did arrive, she told him he could only visit the kids one day a week. Edith said each time he visited she would do a “proof and search” to ensure he had proof of employment, a bank account, driver’s license, and registration. She also checked his pockets and car for drugs. In time,…

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Can a job save the world?

ecky Straw has an energy and zeal you can feel. She has an ease about her that permeates from her hazel-green eyes. Straw is the co-founder of the nonprofit The Adventure Project, admittedly not a path she expected to take. To date, it has partnered with four social ventures in four developing countries. Each venture…

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Riding through recovery

By Alyssa Sharrock While the road to recovery from addiction or trauma is particularly long and bumpy, any road is better traveled on a bicycle. Gearing Up offers women in transition from abuse, addiction or incarceration the skills, equipment and guidance to safely ride a bicycle for exercise, transportation and personal growth. Enrollment in this…

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In Competition, learning skills

By Vivian Gatica The first Special Olympic Games, founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, took place in 1968 to give athletes with intellectual disabilities a chance to compete. Since then, it has grown into a global movement with over 4 million athletes at its forefront. Through the Special Olympics, athletes train for competition, but also learn…

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