Nearing November 2, there is always a heightened awareness to politics. The question is always asked, "What is your platform? What do you stand for?" When we think about most uses of the word platform describe as a foundation, indicating a firm base to stand on. One of the interesting ways I found the word platform used was as a computer term. Platforms were defined as an architecture or framework that allows something to run.
Being a person of a passionate nature, I often have opinions about topics and beliefs: my platform. But frequently I wonder if our opinions just remain as something firm to stand upon? One of my dear friends, Krisi Johnson, shared this link with me, Why I Fight. It is a beautiful picture of a couple, obedient to God's calling, who did not stand firm but is allowing something to run. Their project is about a passion I shared (immigration), and I sat there in class moved almost to tears (but refrained because then I would have to understand the reason for the tears and admit that my attention was not on her scattered palaver about backwards design in curriculum).
Today I am asking the questions, how can we live in a way that our convictions and passions are not merely claims but a way of life?
So, I am curious, what organizations do you value and think are worthwhile to invest in? Post the links here! Let's rally behind important things together.
I started my list:
Red Rocks Church : My church, who does an awesome job of being
Denver Public Schools: How I get to serve an incredible population of underprivileged group of kiddos
Tennyson Center for Children: a faith based safe house for kids in rough family situations I go to with my bible study
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: discovering ways to help cure type 1 diabetes
National Association for Bilingual Education: advocating for and educating about bilingual education