Let Your Light Shine: Mobilizing for Justice with Children and Youth

Let Your Light Shine: Mobilizing for Justice with Children and Youth


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Children face too many tough situations today. Migrant children are incarcerated in cells along the US southern border. Millions go to bed hungry every night. Schools fail hundreds of thousands of students every year who drop out or who read far below their grade level. Kids are shot and killed in their neighborhoods in Chicago, bombed and maimed in Aleppo, trafficked for profit in Chiang Rai, forced into war or kidnapped and abused in Nigeria. Some may remember sunny days, games, and ice cream, but that is no longer the case—perhaps it never was for too many children.

Despite the harsh realities, there is still hope! And YOU can play a vital role in keeping that hope alive! Let Your Light Shine: Mobilizing for Justice with Children and Youth opens the door to a community of volunteers and activists who love and care for children and youth. Let Your Light Shine connects people passionate about doing right by our children with others who share their values through the stories it offers. Let Your Light Shine challenges readers to engage in their own work of justice for and with children. Inspired by the contributions of leaders like Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children's Defense Fund, the authors present ways and means to engage in works of justice that offer life, meaning, and hope to our children and youth.

Don't just sit on the sidelines! Get up and join the movement as we mobilize for justice for children, for youth, and for our future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733075930
Publisher: Friendship Press
Publication date: 06/20/2019
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

REGINALD BLOUNT is Assistant Professor of Formation, Youth, and Culture at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. An ordained elder and pastor of Arnett Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago, Blount has been a leader in the formation of Freedom Schools in Evanston and Morgan Park.

VIRGINIA A. LEE is Associate Professor of Christian Education at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. An ordained United Methodist deacon, she also serves as Director of Deacon Studies for the seminary. Together with Blount, Lee cofounded the Garrett Evanston Freedom School. Both serve on the faculty of the Dale Andrews Freedom Seminary, part of the Children’s Defense Fund Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy held each summer at Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee.

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