More than Hashtags: Fight for Human Dignity

Daniel Darling | January 16, 2017

It’s hard these days not to be inundated with reports of violence and death. On social media, the news scrolls past your eyes as much as you allow it. If you watch cable news, the top of the hour is filled with fresh scenes of tragedy. Even if you’re disciplined enough to avoid these outlets, friends are probably telling you what they’ve seen and heard.

In the past few years, we’ve witnessed executives, doctors, and politicians inside the abortion industrial complex Planned Parenthood negotiating the infanticide of hundreds of thousands of unborn lives. We’ve watched, almost helplessly, a civil war in Syria lead to the largest displacement of humans in recorded history. We’ve seen terrorists savagely overwhelm entire cities. We’ve seen racism emerge from concealed shadows into mainstream conversation. 

Sociologists actually tell us that 2016 was a pretty good year for humanity. Poverty and preventable disease are way down. There is, believe it or not, less war than in previous ages. And life expectancy around the world is more than 70 years.

And yet more than ever we’re exposed to the bad in the world because of our unprecedented access to breaking news. So what should those of us with resources, agency, and a platform do with what we know?

We could…

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