Talking to your kids about racism
From Jim Daly, Focus on the Family
The recent images from Charlottesville, VA-marches by torchlight, Nazi salutes, armed militia, angry mobs engaged in violent confrontation-are scary for adults to encounter, let alone children. These are not scenes from a movie but very real events unfolding right before our eyes.
The chaos in Charlottesville was fueled by a particularly insidious and evil form of racism known as white supremacy. It was the same in Charleston, South Carolina when a white supremacist murdered nine people during a church service in 2015, and in Overland Park, Kansas when a KKK sympathizer murdered three people near a Jewish community center in 2014. Your kids will inevitably be confronted with the reality of new stories like these. How do you, as a parent, even begin to help them process it?
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Support Faith-Based Creativity!
From Hawaii Family Forum, August 18, 2017
Do you know anyone who is a cake designer, floral artist, photographer, graphic designer, printer, author, poet, speech writer, editor, publisher, marketer, filmmaker, tattoo artist, sculptor, or painter?
We have an exciting opportunity to share with you to support Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips and his case, Masterpiece Cakeshop, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear later this year. At stake in this case is the liberty of ALL creative professionals to create art and expression consistent with their deeply held beliefs, whether religious or secular in nature.
Every artist should be free to follow their inspirations-not government mandates.
This is where you come in and how you can help!
- If you're a creative professional, please join this friend-of-the-court brief being authored by the Center for Religious Expression by going to Sign Your Support and joining hundreds of creative professionals from across the country who are also standing for creative professionals' freedom to create free from government coercion.
- Reach out to creative professionals in your family, circle of friends, spouse's colleagues, children's school, etc. and encourage them to join the brief by signing up on the Sign Your Support Page.
- Share the Sign Your Support Page on your personal Facebook page noting that this is an opportunity for creative professionals to stand for freedom and all creative professionals' ability to create free from government censorship.
- Ask your pastor to share this opportunity and sign-up page at your church.
Thank you for standing in support of Jack Phillips and all Americans' freedom to peacefully live and work consistent with their convictions without fear of government punishment.
Bully Bill (SB 501): What (or Who?) is Next?
In this current edition of Hawaii Family Forum's FFF (Faith, Family and Freedom) podcast, listen as HFF President Eva Andrade discusses SB 501 (Bully Bill) status with local Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney, Jim Hochberg, and how the faith-based community can support our pregnancy resource centers. (Listen here).
Join a Prayer Vigil for our Pregnancy Resource Centers
Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor is hosting a prayer vigil to pray for the SB 501 court case. They are asking people to commit to praying on Sunday, September 17th, for 24 hours. Sign up is for half hour blocks, but you can sign up for multiple blocks. You don't need to go anywhere - you can do this in your churches, or homes. All you need to do is sign up with your name and an email. Once you sign up, you will receive an email confirmation with your time slot and further direction for prayer. You will also receive a reminder email the Friday before the vigil but it will not have your time slot on it - just a simple reminder.
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Students for Life NEEDED!
As national polls more and more of our of young people are standing up for LIFE! According to Students for Life, the "challenge comes in breaking through the apathy and motivating and training students to take a stand for Life on their campuses."
Students for Life of America (SFLA) is one of the nation's most active pro-life organizations and the largest youth pro-life organization. They are the only national pro-life organization dedicated to training and equipping college, high school, medical, and law school students.
What they need, are youth and young adults in Hawaii that are willing to take a stand for life in Hawai'i. If you know a student in middle school through college who may be interested in starting a local group, or just want more information about what this means, please contact Stacey. Public schools, private schools, homeschoolers and youth ministries are encouraged to participate.
Back to School Preparation for Teachers & Parents
Back-to-School season is here! Are you ready? Here are some helpful resources for you:
Back to School Resources from Gateways to Better Education. A nonprofit organization as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gateways was founded in 1991 to help public schools teach about the important contribution the Bible and Christianity make to the world. They give confidence to teachers and school administrators, and help parents navigate the public schools so their children graduate with their faith and values intact.
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