Category Archives: Social Justice

Impoverished Primary Schools in Rwenzori Mountain Villages

We first started traveling to Rwenzori Mountain villages to install playground equipment.  However as we got higher and higher into the mountains, we found the village school facilities to more and more primitive.  It became extremely obvious that the schools … Continue reading

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LDS Church Members Encouraged to Engage with the World

I remember a comment on the bloggernacle to the effect that:  LDS mags are the least read periodicals with the largest circulation.  I would tend to agree with that assessment. But the latest Ensign (Feb 2019) actually has some worthwhile reading.  There … Continue reading

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Do LDS Proselyting Missions Change Attitudes Toward the Poor?

According to David Evans at writes: In a recent research paper, economist Lee Crawfurd seeks to answer this question by comparing missionaries who served in a predominantly high-income region – Europe – with those who served in low- and middle-income … Continue reading

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Assisting Refugees on Our Southern Border

By Steven Burt ( Today, thousands of women and children are fleeing Central America and seeking asylum in the United States.  I spent the week between Christmas and New Year’s representing some of them at the South Texas Family Residential … Continue reading

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More Playground Work in the Rwenzori Mountains (Kyarumba)

In November of 2018, we traveled to the community of Kyarumba, located at the southern end of the Rwenzori Mountains in southwestern Uganda.  The reason for the visit was 2 fold:  1. install more playground equipment and 2. learn more about … Continue reading

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Magnificat: A Beautiful Song from the New Testament

The Washington Post recently ran a lengthy story on the Magnificat, the song that Mary sings in Luke 1: 46-55.  The song is more than 2,000 years old and has been an important part of Christian liturgy for nearly all of those years.  … Continue reading

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Global Extreme Poverty

Recent United Nations’ Report While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a … Continue reading

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