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“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

John 17:20-21, New International Version

In Celebration of Filipino American Month


“All I know is that I'm proud to be Filipino.”

Mr. Nonito Gonzales Donaire Jr., Professional Boxer

In Celebration of Filipino American Month


“The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.”

Ms. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, 14th President of the Philippines

In Celebration of Filipino American Month


“I think that whatever nationality you are, you should be treated equally, otherwise you don't have equality.”

Mr. Philip Vera Cruz, Activist

In Celebration of Filipino American Month


“Mahirap gisingin ang nagtutulog-tulugan.”

Meaning in English: “While it is easy to tell people something they do not know, it is much harder if they are willfully choosing not to see what is before them.”

Filipino Proverb

In Celebration of Filipino American Month


“Any Christianity that justifies the hatred, mistreatment, or abuse of another is not the way of Jesus. It is heresy. It is offensive to God.”

Ms. Marlena Proper Deida Graves, Speaker, Educator, and Author

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“We are all made of the same clay, but not from the same mold.”

Mexican Proverb

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“It's important to not get caught up to think it's all going to be better someday, tomorrow; it's important to say it's going to be better today.”

Ms. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Activist, and Author

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and Indigenous Peoples' Day


“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”

1 Corinthians 1:10, New International Version

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“Let's focus on the real difference, which is making a difference in the new generations. It is everyone's job.”

Ms. Ilia Calderón Ms. Ilia Calderón Chamat, Journalist

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“To love your neighbor is never safe. But it is always good. Let us remember that our voice is a precious gift and we must use it.”

Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“We must be impatient for change.

Let us remember that our voice is a precious gift and we must use it.”

Ms. Claudia Flores, Educator

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed; the offspring of the wicked will perish. 29 The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.”

Psalm 37:27-29, New International Version

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“My language was born among the trees, and tastes like earth; my grandparent’s language is my home... ”

Mr. Humberto Ak'abal (1952-2019) Author, and Poet

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“By putting my Latin and other identities front and center, I get to faithfully represent myself and add to the slowly shifting perceptions of my communities.”

Ms. Amanda Sol Peralta, Global Product Lead, Discovery Ads at Google

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“Part of the miracle of Jesus is making one new being out of differences... It is the broken body of Jesus that has made this one new humanity.”

Dr. Pete Menjares, Educator

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.”

1 Peter 1:22, New International Version

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“Your individuality is important, but so is belonging. Recognize the parts of your culture that have shaped your past, and the parts you want to carry with you into the future.”

Ms. Sol Peralta (1983-2021), Fashion Designer

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.”

Mr. Juan Montalvo (1832 -1889), Author, and Essayist

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“The hope of the Gospel leads us to hope for justice and abundant life for all people.”

Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Theologian and Educator

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“Scripture is not to be read simply to locate ourselves in the story of God, but to make ourselves lovingly aware of others...”

Pastor Rich Villodas, Minister, and Author

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever.”

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Associate Justice

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“Hermanos y hermanas, do not say you love me through orthodoxy if you do not love me through orthopraxy.”

Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month


“For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women, and men to be loved.”

Father Henri Nouwen, Former Priest, Educator, Writer, and Theologian


“Let us, therefore, make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.”

Romans 14:9, New International Version


“The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it—and then dismantle it.”

Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Author, Educator, Activist, and Historian


“O le tele o sulu e maua au figota” Translation: “Through collaboration, the most difficult challenges can be overcome.”

Samoan Proverb


“This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.”

Zechariah 7:9, New International Version


“If your faith does not lead you to love your neighbor, it’s not faith in Jesus. ”

Ms. Amanda Held Opelt, Writer, Musician, and Speaker


“There’s always a cost to doing justice. And there’s always a cost to following Jesus.”

Pastor Eugene Cho, Speaker, Activist, and Author


“The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:3, New International Version


“It's about time we normalize not seeing BIPOC people as merely resources themselves.”

Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Preacher, Autor, Educator, and Pastor


“A change in the heart must lead to social change. But social change can’t wait for a change of heart.”

Pastor Rich Vidollas, Lead Pastor and Author


“Justice is not just for those who can afford it...”

Ms. Theda Newbreast, Founding Board Member and Master Native Wellness Institute Trainer and Facilitator


“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

Hebrews 13:2, New International Version


“But if Christ is the root of our identity and our worth is unshaken in him, then we are free both to love people...”

Dr. Daniel Hill, Pastor, and Author


“...what do I want to provide for the world? And what I continue to come back to is…I want to be a healing presence.”

Ms. Christine Yi Suh, Writer, Spiritual Director, and Pastor


“The refusal to act in the midst of injustice is itself an act of injustice. Indifference to oppression perpetuates oppression.”

Mr. Jemar Tisby, Historian, Writer, and Speaker


“It is heartbreaking when the table of God is not set for all the people of God.”

Ms. Kaitlin B. Curtice, Poet, Author, and Public Speaker


“Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins.”

1 Peter 4:8, New International Version


“This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.”

Zechariah 7:9-10, New International Version


“The genesis of oppression is dehumanization. When humans try to be God over other humans, they become inhumane.”

Mr. Daniel Montañez, Founder & Director of Mygration Christian Conference


“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

1 Corinthians 12:27, New International Version


“Colorblindness denies cultural beauty that God placed in each of our ethnic identities.”

Ms. Sarah Shin, Author, Speaker, Trainer, and Minister


“The answer to injustice is not to silence the critic but to end the injustice.”

Mr. Paul L. Robeson, Singer, Actor, Athlete, and Activist


“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.”

Romans 12:16, New International Version


“He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright, and just is he.”

Deuteronomy 32:4, New International Version


“...true perfection consists in the love of God and our neighbor, and the better we keep both these commandments, the more perfect we shall be.”

Saint Teresa of Ávila (1515 - 1582), Carmelite Nun


“Community is, first of all, a quality of the heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another.”

Rev. Dr. Henri Nouwen, Priest, Author, Educator


“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

Dr. Lilla Watson, Aboriginal Elder, Activist, and Co-Founder of The BlackCard Pty Ltd


“For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so, the body is not made up of one part but of many.”

1 Corinthians 12:13-14, New International Version


“Fear doesn’t like strangers, people who don’t look like us or act like us. Fear is terrified of the unknown. Fear makes us think we have nothing to say. It causes us to avert our eyes and check our hearts at the door...”

Dr. Karen A. Longman, Professor, and Author


“Injustice thrives on the myth that the present order is somehow the result of pure intentions and a guiltless history.”

Rev. Dr. Justo L. González, Historian, and Theologian


“We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another, we seek harm to none and harmony for all.”

Ms. Amanda Gorman, 2021 Inauguration Poet, and Activist


“Diversity here and now is a foreshadowing of our eternal home, modeling the beauty of all ethnicities in the family of God that is still yet coming together.”

Mr. Roy Mong, Coach, and Writer


“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness, no one will see the Lord.”

Hebrews 12:14, New International Version


“A superiority and condescension in us result in the dehumanization of others. Jesus wasn’t that way.”

Ms. Marlena Proper Deida Graves, Educator, and Author


“The church needs the Carpenter from Nazareth to deconstruct the house that racism built and remake it into a house for all nations.”

Mr. Jemar Tisby, Author, and Speaker


“We repair because God is always repairing. And we decolonize because it always a return to the kindness of Mystery.”

Ms. Kaitlin B. Curtice, Author and Speaker, Potawatomi Nation Citizen


“He was given authority, glory, and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him...”

Daniel 7:14, New International Version


“It really is a curious evangelism strategy to despise the people you are trying to convert to Jesus.”

Pastor Rich Villodas, Minister, and Author


“You can't quite forget when someone tells you to go back to where you come from, to leave the place you are standing as if you are not worthy to be standing there.”

Ms. Prasanta Verma, Writer, and Poet


“Total change to our living system is needed to save all life...”

Mr. Mark R. Charles, Activist, Author, and Speaker


“My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.”

James 2:1, New International Version


“When I liberate myself, I liberate others. If you don't speak out ain't nobody going to speak out for you.”

Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977), Civil Rights Activist


“Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter unless it is about loving God and loving the people he has made?”

Pastor Francis Chan, Author, and Speaker


“They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds.”

Mexican Proverb


“Renewal in Christ is an identity with a purpose: to exercise spiritual authority equally, as male and female...”

Dr. Mimi Haddad, President and CEO of CBE International


“We seek to do justice to the suffering without perpetuating the hatred aroused.…”

Bishop Desmond Tutu, Anglican Cleric, Theologian, and anti-apartheid & human rights Activist


“The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.”

- Psalm 103:6, New International Version


“We are not invisible to God, though we may be to the rest of the community, the education system, or the political system. God sees you and you give God particular joy.…”

Ms. Nikki Toyama-Stetzo, Executive Director at Christians for Social Action, and Author


“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.…”

Mr. William Wilberforce (1759-1833), Politician, Philanthropist, and Abolitionist


“All acts of kindness are lights in the war for justice.…”

Ms. Joy Harjo, Musician, Playwright, Author, and Incumbent United States Poet Laureate


“Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.…”

2 Corinthians 13:11, New International Version


“The denunciation of injustice implies the rejection of the use of Christianity to legitimize the established order.…”

Father Gustavo Gutiérrez, Philosopher, Theologian, and Priest


“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.…”

Romans 15:7, New International Version


“Our only chance at dismantling racial injustice is being more curious about its origins than we are worried about our comfort.…”

Ms. Austin Channing Brown, Activist, Author, and Speaker


“We need to pursue justice not just because the world is broken, but because we’re broken too. Pursuing justice helps us put our own lives in order.…”

Reverend Eugene Cho, Pastor, Speaker, Activist, and Author


“This is what the Lord says: Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.…”

Isaiah 56:1, New International Version

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“...when we say that racism is a sin, it cannot be simply about what one person does to another. Racism is a malformation that afflicts all and a disfiguration that violates all.…”

Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Leung, United Church of Christ

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still, Oceania is us. We are the sea, we are the ocean…”

Prof. 'Epeli Hau'ofa (1939-2009), Educator, Writer, and Anthropologist

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Being a Pacific Islander means preserving our culture while evolving with society. Being Pacific Islander means being me.”

Ms. Terrina Gogue, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Intern, Washington, D.C.

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Many nations will be joined with the Lord in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you.”

Zechariah 2:11, New International Version

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Fighting for my islands has always been rooted in my heritage and in who I am...”

Ms. Yolanda Joab-Mori, Founder of Island Pride, Chuuk

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Lament recognizes the struggles of life and cries out for justice against existing injustices.”

Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Educator, and Author

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves...”

Philippians 2:3, New International Version

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“At the heart of hospitality is a disposition and practice of centering the other, especially the other that is constantly pushed towards the edges.”

Pastor Raymond Chang, Co-Founder of the Asian American Christian Collaborative

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“When you own the fierceness within you, you fly.”

Ms. Vaimasenu’u Zita Martel, Fautasi Skipper, and Honorary Consul of France

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“God loves us too much to allow us to persist in our prejudices and ethnic idolatries. He is constantly challenging his people to see the depth and breadth of his love.”

Dr. Gregory Lee, Wheaton College Associate Professor of Theology and Urban Studies

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“There is nothing wrong with our culture or with the expectations of our people. ”

Dr. Melba Padilla Maggay, Author, Social Anthropologist, and Activist

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice to the nations. The islands will look to me and wait in hope for my arm.”

Isaiah 51:5, New International Version

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Fellowship means, among other things, that we are ready to receive of Christ from others... ”

Evangelist Watchman Nee (1903-1972), Church Leader and Educator

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“E hele me ka pu’olo”

Translation: “Always take an offering with you. Make every person, place, or condition better than you left it always. Wherever you go, always take something with you.”

Hawai'ian Proverb

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Stronger than her will to die was her will to endure, especially when she thought she was being tested.”

Ms. Cathy Park Hong, Poet, Writer, and Professor

In Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“People will try to deny your worthiness. That only works if you believe them.”

Col.(ret) Renita D. Alexander, CPC

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”

Psalm 46:5, New International Version

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“I think realizing that you're not alone, that you are standing with millions of your sisters around the world is vital.”

Ms. Malala Yousafzai, Author, and Activist

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“There is nothing worse than doing nothing and saying nothing when your voice is needed.”

Ms. Soledad O'Brien, Broadcast Journalist, and Executive Producer

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“Any religion that doesn't encourage us to work together to end the needless suffering all around us is godless.”

Ms. Susan L. Taylor, Editor, Writer, and Journalist

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.”

Proverbs 2:7-9, New International Version


“Everyone deserves to feel safe and have access to justice when they experience violence. ”

Representative Deb Haaland, 54th U.S. Secretary of the Department of Interior

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“To my Asian American Pacific Islander fam, I see you & I see our pain... You, our elders, all of us - we are worthy of lives that are not riddled with fear & trauma. We are worthy of our lives.”

Ms. Jane Kim, Educator, and Advocate

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say 'Yes, women can.”

Ms. Dilma Rousseff, 36th President of Brazil, Economist, and Politician

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“The problem with our education system is... that inequities continue to exist.”

Atty. Patsy Takemoto Mink (1927-2002), Politician, and Activist

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“...And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Esther 4:14, New International Version

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“God created women as warriors from the beginning!”

Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Preacher, Speaker, Author, and Educator

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“In order to fight for true equality for all women, we must take into account the movement. ”

Ms. Emma Watson, Actress, Model, and Activist

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“A man does what he can; a woman does what a man cannot.”

Ms. Isabel Angélica Allende Llona, Author

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“May we - women - realize that we are fire. We must remember, more often, to feel its warmth.”

Ms. Nikole Lim, Speaker, Educator, and International Director Co-Founder or Freely In Hope

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.”

1 Corinthians 11:11, New International Version

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“And then she said nine words that I've never forgotten: 'Doing nothing is no longer an option for me.'”

Ms. Austin Channing Brown, Author, Speaker, and Civil Rights Activist

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.”

Ms. Dorothy Day, Journalist and Activist

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“I cannot be a person that I am not… I was raised in a family of very strong women, and I bring that because that’s how I was raised.”

Dr. Yajaira Sierra Sastre, Nanotechnology Scientist, and Aspiring Astronaut

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”

Amos 5:24, New International Version


“I belong to this race, and when it is down I belong to a down race; when it is up I belong to a risen race.”

Ms. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper(1825-1911), Activist, Poet, Educator, and Speaker

In Celebration of Black History Month


“In times of crisis the wise build bridges; the foolish build barriers.”

Mr. Chadwick Boseman(1976-2020), Actor 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“We cannot afford to be separate. We have to see that all of us are in the same boat.”

Ms. Dorothy Height (1912 - 2010), Civil Rights and Womens' Rights Activist 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“No human culture is inaccessible to someone who makes the effort to understand, to learn, to inhabit another world.”

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Literary Critic, Professor, Historian, and Filmmaker 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”

Romans 15:7, New International Version 


“Our freedom is sweet. It will be sweeter when we are all free.”

Ms. bell hooks, Author, Professor, and Activist 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“You were born God's original. Try not to become someone's copy.”

Dr. Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children's Defense Fund 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change.”

President Barak Obama, 44th President of the United States of America 

In Celebration of Black History Month and President's Day


“When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.”

Proverbs 21:15, New International Version 


“Every person is made by God, in his image, and therefore is equal in value and worth.”

Ms. Trillia Newbell, Author, Entrepreneur, Editor 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“I would permit no man, no matter what his color might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.”

Mr. Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915), Presidential Advisor, Author, and Orator 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“Our whole Black heritage is that of struggle, pride, and dignity...”

Ms. Cicely Tyson (1924 - January 28, 2021), Actress, and Humanitarian 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...”

Matthew 28:19, New International Version 


“What is the good news of the Gospel? That we can be born again by love into a new family – the family of God.”

Dr. John Perkins, Minister, Civil Rights Activist, and Author 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“To stand out from the crowd requires you to take a stand and stand up for what you believe in.”

Ms. Gift Gugu Mona, Poet, Philosopher, and Songwriter 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“The soul that is within me no man can degrade. I am not the one that is being degraded on account of this treatment, but those who are inflicting it upon me.”

Mr. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), Social Reformer, Abolitionist, Orator, Writer, and Statesman 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

Ms. Amanda Gorman, 2021 Inauguration Poet, and Activist 

In Celebration of Black History Month


“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.”

Acts 17:26, New International Version 


“All life is sacred. Since life is an affirmation of the Creator, I shall live on, even when I am gone...”

Mr. John Harricharan, Businessman, Lecturer, and Author& human rights Activist 

In Honor of Sanctity of Life Month


“...I want to remind my fellow Catholics of our commitment to protect & defend all life from womb to tomb, & the full flourishing of life in between.”

Jeannie Gaffigan, Writer, Executive Producer, Director& human rights Activist 

In Honor of Sanctity of Life Month


“Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”

Psalm 100:3, New International Version 


“Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.”

Bishop Desmond Tutu, Anglican Cleric, Theologian, and anti-apartheid & human rights Activist 

In Honor of Sanctity of Life Month


“Humans are breathtaking creatures embodying a touch of the Creator Himself and reflected in the wonder of human life.”

Ms. Carrie Gordon Earll, Focus on the Family V.P. of Government and Public Policy 

In Honor of Sanctity of Life Month


“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929-1968), Pastor, Author, and Civil Rights Leader

In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929-1968), Pastor, Author, and Civil Rights Leader

In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929-1968), Pastor, Author, and Civil Rights Leader

In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929-1968), Pastor, Author, and Civil Rights Leader

In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929-1968), Pastor, Author, and Civil Rights Leader

In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929-1968), Pastor, Author, and Civil Rights Leader

In Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“You are not a mistake. You are not an afterthought. You are an expression of the creative genius of God.”

Ms. Priscilla Shrier, Speaker, Author, Actress

In Honor of Sanctity of Life Month


“In God’s kingdom, all are family, all are equal, all are of worth and have dignity—male/female, young/old, black/white, Asian/Hispanic, rich/poor, citizen/immigrant, born/unborn.”

Pastor Juan Sanchez, Senior Pastor, and Author

In Honor of Sanctity of Life Month


“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

John 1:14, New International Version

In Celebration of Advent


“But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.'”

Luke 2:10-11, New International Version

In Celebration of Advent


“Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord.”

Psalm 117:1-2, New International Version

In Celebration of Advent


“But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.”

Galatians 4:4-5, New International Version

In Celebration of Advent


“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”

Dr. Steve Maraboli, Radio Commentator, Motivational Speaker, and Author

In Celebration of Advent


“At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God's own love and concern.”

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 -1997), Nun and Missionary

In Celebration of Advent


“Let us walk softly on the Earth with all living beings great and small remembering as we go, that one God kind and wise created all.”

Native American Proverb


“Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.”

Psalm 106:3, New Internation Version


“What I have is not to serve myself and my ego, but it's to serve to strengthen communities...”

Ms. Rulan Tangen, Choreographer, Dancer, Actress, and Director

In Honor of Native American Heritage Month


“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

Chief "Seattle" Si'ahl (1786 – 1866), Suquamish and Duwamish Chief

In Honor of Native American Heritage Month


“...then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”

Philippians 2:2, New International Version


“It is heartbreaking when the table of God is not set for all the people of God.”

Ms. Kaitlin B. Curtice, Author and Speaker

In Honor of Native American Heritage Month


“God gives us each a song.”

Ute Tribe Proverb

In Honor of Native American Heritage Month


“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

Romans 12:18, New International Version


“I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.”

Chief Isna-la-wica Red Cloud Maȟpíya Lúta

In Honor of Veteran's Day and Native American Heritage Month


“It is about defending what we love. It is about being humble. It is about being respectful of all life. And then also, it is about courage. And courage is not muscle and strength. It is about standing up for what is right, and that is the warrior way.”

Ms. Jamescita Peshlakai, Diné, Navajo Nation U.S. Army Veteran

In Honor of Veteran's Day and Native American Heritage Month


“Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them an even chance to live and grow.”

Chief Joseph, Leader a band of the Nez Perce Tribe

In Honor of Native American Heritage Month


“Colonization dismembered our culture, our people, and our families. Our job is remembering.”

Ms. Theda Newbreast, Founding Board Member and Master Native Wellness Institute Trainer and Facilitator

In Honor of Native American Heritage Month


“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”

Romans 15:7, New International Version


“We must genuinely appreciate all cultures as being capable of reflecting biblical faith.”

Dr. Richard Twiss (1954–2013), Author, Activist, and Founder and President of Wiconi International

In Honor of Native American Heritage Month


“...We will all make it through, despite politics and wars, despite failures and misunderstandings. There is only love.”

Ms. Joy Harjo, Musician, Playwright, Author, and Incumbent United States Poet Laureate

In Honor of Native American Heritage Month


“Shalom is communal, holistic, and tangible. There is no private or partial shalom. The whole community must have shalom or no one has shalom.”

Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley, Theologian, Author, Activist, Farmer, and Wisdom Keeper

In Honor of Native American Heritage Month


“We want to let others know that we are still alive as a nation, that we have not been killed off. Regardless of the hard times, we have gone through, we still have our ways, our knowledge, our wisdom, and our elders.”

Ms. Cecelia Fire Thunder, Nurse, Community Health Planner, and Tribal Leader of the Oglala Sioux

In Honor of Native American Heritage Month


“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.”

Deuteronomy 10:17-19, New International Version


“All of us, from the first Adams to the last Filipino, native-born or alien, educated or illiterate—We are America!”

Mr. Carlos Sampayan Bulosan (1913 – 1956), Author, Poet, and Activist

In Honor of Filipino American History Month


“It is my hope that the love, respect, and commitment we feel for our historic community runs deeper than anything that can divide us. Little Manila will always be in our hearts.”

Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon (1972-2018), Activist, Educator, and Author

In Honor of Filipino American History Month


“...Our stories are really in our people. It's not so much in what the achievements are... as much as what is the story itself.”

Mr. Frederic A. Cordova (1931 - 2013), Activist, Educator, Author, and Radio Host

In Honor of Filipino American History Month


“May the work to document our stories continue. May we remember that we need to share our narratives, take care of ourselves and each other, and keep our histories alive.” 

Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova, Founder and Executive Director of Filipino American National Historical Society

In Honor of Filipino American History Month


“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” 

1 Peter 3:8, New International Version


“Remember: The more we commit to loving one another, the more we can bear fruit that lasts.” 

Pastor Narry F. Santos, Minister, and Educator

In Honor of Filipino American History Month


“Matibay ang walis, palibhasa'y magkabigkis.”

Literal translation: “A broom is sturdy because its strands are tightly bound.”

Meaning: “People gain strength by standing together.” 

Filipino Proverb

In Honor of Filipino American History Month


“We cannot free ourselves unless we move forward united in a single desire.”

Mr. Emilio Aguinaldo (1869 - 1964), Former President of the Philippines

In Honor of Filipino American History Month


“Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.”

Ms. Corazón Aquino (1933-2009), Former President of the Philippines

In Honor of Filipino American History Month


“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ, we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”

Romans 12:4-5, New International Version


“The building of a just society means overcoming every obstacle to the creation of authentic peace.”

Father Gustavo Gutiérrez

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“We need to confess our love and to live it first as families, and also as the family of God.”

Ms. Adalia Gutiérrez Lee, Area Director for Iberoamerica and the Caribbean

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Justice is not proud. Justice is humble. It is always in service to our fellow man or fellow woman whether they agree or disagree with us.”

Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle, or zoos. We are people and we want to be respected, not to be victims of intolerance and racism.”

Ms. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Activist, and Author

In Honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month


“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”

John 13:35, New International Version


“Let us be healed from racialization and its expectations on us and be people who disrupt the illusion of race.”

Ms. Noemi Vega Quiñones, Theologian, Writer, Educator, and Ministry Director

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Let us plant dates even though those who plant them will never eat them. We must live by the love of what we will never see.”

Dr. Rubem Azevedo Alves (1933 – 2014) Theologian, Philosopher, Educator, Writer, and Psychoanalyst

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“How we treat each other is an indication of the love or poverty of love, lovelessness, within. They shall know we are Christians by our love, not our politics.”

Ms. Marlena Proper Deida Graves, Educator, and Author

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“I want our young Latinos and Latinas to write their hearts out and express their hearts out and let us all listen to each other.”

Mr. Juan Felipe Herrera, 21st United States Poet Laureate

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

1 John 4:12, New International Version


“It feels amazing that my blood is from a wonderful mix of two cultures, but it can still have its downside due to society’s views. Still, overall, I am a proud 15-year-old Afro-Latina.”

Ms. Kaiya Anderson Rodriguez, Student

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“It is often said that true worship must come from the heart. That is true as far as it goes—but these passages teach us that worship is very much a matter of our hands and feet too. The arena that molds us into a people fit for worship is the public square.”

Dr. M. Daniel Carroll R., Theologian, and Wheaton College Educator

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“... diversity is not a matter of different expressions of the same truth, but rather points to differences that touch the very core of who we are and what we believe.”

Dr. Ada María Isasi-Díaz (1943 - 2012), Theologian, and Educator

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Justice is God's love incarnated in our relationships, in our systems, and in our institutions.”

Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.”

Leviticus 19:15, New International Version

In Honor of the Legacy of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (August 10, 1993 – September 18, 2020)


“What if God had made me Latina for a reason? Could it be for his glory and his purposes in the world?”

Ms. Kristy Garza Robinson, Co-Founder of 58, and Author

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Neighbor is not he whom I find in my path, but rather he in whose path I place myself, he whom I approach and actively seek.”

Father Gustavo Gutiérrez, Philosopher, Theologian, and Priest

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“It’s about everybody coming together. If you start fighting for justice, then people of all ethnicities will become involved”

Ms. Sylvia Mendez, Civil Rights Activist

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Scripture is not to be read simply to locate ourselves in the story of God, but to make ourselves lovingly aware of others, locating *them* in the unique pains and challenges of life.”

Pastor Rich Villodas, Minister, and Author

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.”

Deuteronomy 10:18, New International Version


“The church of Jesus Christ is called today to embody God’s mission by being the community of the Servant King, even in current centers of power.”

Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Theologian and Educator

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“The Church must be one because a fragmented church is not much help to a fragmented world.”

Dr. Justo L. González, Historian and Theologian, and Author

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.”

Saint Teresa of Ávila (1515 - 1582), Carmelite Nun

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Children, who made your skin white? Was it not God? Who made mine black? Was it not the same God?... And did not the same Saviour die to save the one as well as the other?”

Ms. Sojourner Truth (1797 - 1883), Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist


“True unity is tested and revealed at the levels of deepest disagreements. If you aren't able to get to the places you most disagree, you might be living into a false unity.”

Pastor Raymond Chang, President of the Asian American Christian Collaborative and Wheaton College Ministry Associate For Discipleship


“Our way of being and doing as children of God is shifting into a redefined understanding of the imago Dei (the image of God), of fellowship, and of serving the community.”

Ms. Julianna Marraccino, Seminary Student, and C3I Intern


“...God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.”

1 Corinthians 12:18, New International Version


“Let us love each person… with the same love that God loves each one of us – a tender and personal love.”

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997), Nun and Missionary


“The Kingdom of God is inclusive, and Jesus said that men would come from the east, and west and north, and south to eat at the table of the Lord.”

Dr. Pete Menjares, Educator


“Fear doesn’t like strangers, people who don’t look like us or act like us. Fear is terrified of the unknown. Fear makes us think we have nothing to say. It causes us to avert our eyes and check our hearts at the door...”

Dr. Karen A. Longman, Professor, and Author


“The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.”

Mr. Chadwick Boseman, Actor (November 29, 1976 - August 28, 2020)

In Honor of his Legacy 


“The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.”

Psalm 33:5, New International Version


“Wherever there is injustice, the church needs to be salt and light.”

Ms. Jo Saxton, Co-host of Lead Stories Podcast, Speaker, and Author


“Justice is you and I co-laboring with God's shalom building project in the world.”

Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition


“...Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.”

Mark 10:43-44, New International Version


“If you don’t know who you are, you risk burnout, shortcuts, and the possibility that your good intentions will harm others.”

Pastor Eugene Cho, Speaker, Activist, and Author


“Perfection consists not in consolations, but in the increase of love.”

Saint Teresa of Ávila, Carmelite Nun (1515 - 1582)


“We can’t call justice what is not righteous or righteous that which is not just.”

Pastor Charlie Dates, Senior Pastor at Chicago's Progressive Baptist Church 


“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.”

1 Corinthians 16:13-14, New International Version 


“Loving our neighbors as ourselves requires truly seeing and getting to know their stories.”

Ms. Sarah Shin, Author, Speaker, Trainer, and Minister  


“If the God-made hands make a show of love, let the God-made heart make a reality of love.”

Pastor John Piper, Founder of DesiringGod.org, and Educator 


“How sweet it is to let God purge our souls of ego and bitterness, and to have a little taste of heaven here on earth.”

Ms. Marilyn Nelson, Award-winning Poet, Author, and Educator 


“Justice is God's love incarnated in our relationships, in our systems, and in our institutions.”

Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition 


“Be always humble, gentle, and patient. Show your love by being tolerant with one another. Do your best to preserve the unity which the Spirit gives by means of the peace that binds you together.”

Ephesians 4:2-3, New International Version 


“May the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of every woman, man, boy, and girl be honored.”

Ms. Myrlie Evers-Williams (1933 - 1995), Civil Rights Activist  


“Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins.”

1 Peter 4:8, New International Version 


“We minister out of who God has made us to be and the people that we come from. It’s important to remember that and then to have freedom to live and do ministry out of that.”

Reverend Lisa Ishihara, Chaplain and Activist  


“Mercy is not soft or fluffy, a comfortable alternative to justice. In our cruel world, mercy is justice’s companion, its revolutionary cobelligerent. Put bluntly, being merciful can get you killed.”

Dr. Nathan Cartagena, Philosopher, and Wheaton College Educator 


“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.”

Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 - 2000), Poet, Author, and Educator 


“Love is hard work. It is the hardest work I know of, work from which you are never entitled to take a vacation.”

Mr. Ravi Zacharias (March 26, 1946 - May 19, 2020), Christian Apologist, Speaker, and Author 

In Honor of his Legacy 


“To conclude: you must all have the same attitude and the same feelings; love one another, and be kind and humble with one another.”

1 Peter 3:8, New International Version 


“Empathy stitches us together when a thousand loud things act as seam-rippers, shredding the fabric of our connectedness... ”

Ms. Shauna Niequist, Speaker, Author, and Blogger 


“Oh, may the way we live graciously represent the beauty of Jesus and what it means to walk in truth.”

Ms. Damaris Carbaugh, Singer, and Speaker 


“Do what you can do and do it well, but always ask your question: Is it serving people?”

Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian (1924 - 2020), Civil Rights Leader 

In Honor of his Legacy 


“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.”

Congressman John Lewis (1940 - 2020), Civil Rights Leader 

In Honor of his Legacy 


“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Ephesians 4:2, New International Version  


“Part of our faith is to be truth-tellers and to urge our leaders to prioritize equity.”

Pastor Eugene Cho, Speaker, Activist, and Author 


“Those of us who have benefited from systemic racism must be a part of dismantling it.”

Ms. Shauna Niequist, Speaker, Author, Blogger 


“Being complicit only requires a muted response in the face of injustice or uncritical support of the status quo.”

Mr. Jemar Tisby, Historian, Writer, and Speaker 


“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.”

Ms. Dolores Huerta, American Labor Leader, and Activist  


“Lukewarm people love others but do not seek to love others as much as they love themselves.”

Pastor Francis Chan, Educator, and Author 


“Invite people into your life who don't look or act like you. You might find they challenge your assumptions and make you grow.”

Ms. Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO & President of Ariel Investments 


“Hermanos y hermanas, do not say you love me through orthodoxy if you do not love me through orthopraxy.”

Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero, Founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition 


“And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?”

Luke 18:7-8, New International Version 


“As a Christian, I believe that all of our social identities can be part of our development and sanctification process.”

Reverend Lisa Ishihara, Chaplain and Activist  


“The world doesn't learn about God by watching Christian movies. The world learns about God by watching Christians.”

Mr. Phil Vischer, Animator, Author, and Speaker  


“Let us be healed from racialization and its expectations on us and be people who disrupt the illusion of race.”

Ms. Natalia Kohn Rivera, Author, and Special Projects Coordinator for InterVarsity's LaFe Ministry 


“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.”

1 Corinthians 16:13 -14, New International Version


“ To 'do justice' means to render to each what each is due.”

Pastor Eugene Cho, Speaker, Author, and Humanitarian


“Issues related to diversity such as racial injustice are everyone’s problem, and thus everyone ought to be part of the solution.”

Dr. Karen A. Longman, Educator and Author


“Love your way through the darkness.”

Dr. Cornel West, Philosopher, Activist, and Author


“You always treat a community or a group of people with a beginner's eye; not with an expert's eye but a beginner's eye looking at these not as cases but as people.”

Dr. Melba Padilla Maggay, Social Philanthropist and, Activist


“We will be known for our opinions, but we will be remembered for our love.”

Mr. Bob Goff, Founder of Love Does, and Author


“Be intentional in how [you are] listening and hearing the story of people of color from people of color. A diversity of people of color–not just the people of color we are familiar with.”

Ms. Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, Speaker, and Author


“...From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible emphasizes that God is committed to social justice and that he expects his people to be too.”

Dr. Daniel Carroll Rodas, Wheaton College Blanchard Professor of Old Testament


“Do not take revenge on others or continue to hate them, but love your neighbors as you love yourself. I am the Lord.”

Leviticus 19:18, New International Version


“Ang sakit sa kalingkinan ay ramdan ng buong katawan.” --Translation-- “The pain in the little finger is felt by the whole body.”

Filipino Proverb

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.”

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997), Nun and Missionary

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Our love toward others must be Christ. Our patience, our humility, our wisdom, our knowledge, and our insight must be Christ.”

Mr. Witness Lee, Preacher, Educator, and Author

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Being a Pacific Islander means preserving our culture while evolving with society. Being Pacific Islander means being me.”

Ms. Terrina Gogue, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Intern

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“Justice is the pursuit of the shalom that God intended for the world and humanity.”

Pastor Eugene Cho,  Speaker, Activist, and Author

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“The church is reimagining what love made visible looks like, and...putting a finger on some of the most challenging things going on in our society.”

Ms. Nikki Toyama-Stetzo, Author, Executive of Director at ESA/The Sider Center

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“So’o le fau i le fau”-- Translation-- “Unity is strength.”

Samoan Proverb

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“We have come up with countless strategies to reach the lost when God promises that unity is the method that will work.”

Pastor Francis Chan, Educator, and Author

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“...Christian kindness involves sacrifice. What we need is courage, kindness, and intentionality to love people who don't look like us.”

Ms. Sarah Shin, Associate National Director of Evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds, we are healed.”

Isaiah 53:5, New International Version

In Remembrance of Holy Week


“May ears be open to suffering caused by a love of power which destroys.”

Archbishop Winston Halapua, Former Anglican Archbishop of Polynesia

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“The Christian institution has the greatest opportunity to model engagement and also model love.”

Reverend Lisa Ishihara, Chaplain and Activist

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“We all love justice … until there’s a cost. But here’s the tension and truth: There’s always a cost to doing justice. And there’s always a cost to following Jesus.”

Reverend Eugene Cho, Pastor, Speaker, Activist, and Author

In Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month


“My life is a story about who God is and what He does in a human heart.”

Ms. Shauna Niequist, Author

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves.”

Congresswoman Shirley Chilsom (1924 - 2005), First African American Congresswoman

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.”

1 Corinthians 11:11, New International Version

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“She was a brilliant teacher who brought stories from her professional experience into the classroom. I was so proud that she was a Black woman, like me.”

Ms. Austin Channing Brown, Author, Speaker, and Activist

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997), Nun and Missionary

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Ms. Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank (1929 - 1945), Diarist

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“To me, it's all about understanding that inherently, women and men are of equal worth have equal amounts to contribute, and we absolutely need to make sure that we are getting those contributions from women.”

Ms. Ellen Ochoa, Inventor, NASA Astronaut, and Vice-Chair of the National Science Board

In Celebration of Women's History Month


“I think the real understanding comes when we recognize our humanity in each other.”

Ms. Phylicia Rashād, Actress, Singer, Director

In Celebration of Black History Month


“A lot of kids growing up today aren't told that you can be whatever you want to be. There may be obstacles, but there are no limits.”

Dr. Mark Dean, Computer Engineer, and Inventor

In Celebration of Black History Month


“You have the right to be involved. You have something important to contribute, and you have to take the risk to contribute it.”

Dr. Mae C. Jemison, Engineer, Physician, former NASA Astronaut

In Celebration of Black History Month


“Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.”

Bishop Desmond Tutu, Anglican Cleric, Theologian, and anti-apartheid & human rights Activist

In Celebration of Black History Month


“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.”

Dr. Maya Angelou, Activist, and Poet

In Celebration of Black History Month


“The family of God experiences the love of God together, and then does the work of God together here on earth.”

Dr. John Perkins, Minister, Civil Rights Activist, and Author

In Celebration of Black History Month


“...That's the most important this about social justice today. It needs to be aligned with the Word of God.”

Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, Chief Executive Officer of The King Center, and Civil Rights Activist

In Celebration of Black History Month


“I need a love that is fierce in its resilience and sacrifice. I need a love that chooses justice.”

Ms. Austin Channing Brown, Author, Speaker, and Civil Rights Activist

In Celebration of Black History Month


“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968), Pastor, Author, and Civil Rights Leader

In Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

Genesis 2:7, New International Version

In Honor of Sanctity of Life Month


“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Saint (1910 - 1997)

In Honor of Sanctity of Life Month


“I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life . . .”

Deuteronomy 30:19, New International Version

In Honor of Sanctity of Life Month


“But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people...'”

Luke 2:10, New International Version

In Celebration of Advent


“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means 'God with us').”

Matthew 1:23, New International Version

In Celebration of Advent


“I said to myself, 'God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed.'”

Ecclesiastes 3:17, New International Version


“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”

Isaiah 30:18, New International Version


“The world will tell you how to live if you let it. Don’t let it. Take up your space. Raise your voice. Sing your song.”

Ms. Shauna Niequist, Speaker, Author, Blogger


“Let’s do what we can, and let’s do it with love, integrity, and with justice in mind. In a way that reflects God’s glory.”

Pastor Eugene Cho, Speaker, and Humanitarian


“From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing... I will bring them honor...”

Jeremiah 30:19, New International Version


“Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.”

Ms. Christine Mourning Dove Quintasket (1888-1936), First published Native American Female Novelist

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month 


“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.”

Sitting Bull (1831-1890), Hunkpapa Lakota Leader

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month 


“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.”

Dakota Tribe proverb

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month 


“You can have all the knowledge in the world, but it's wisdom that makes change...”

Ms. Gloria Grant, Navaho Tribe Member, Educator

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month 


“I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.”

Lone Man (Isna-la-wica), Teton Sioux

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month 


“Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself.”

Pima Tribe Proverb

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month 


“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.”

Psalm 89:14, New International Version


“...We are indigenous. We are proud of our heritage. We are more than a statistic.”

Ms. Elyssa (Sierra) Concha, Educator

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month 


“When you talk about Native America, you talk about 565 tribes...”

Mr. Chris Eyre, Cheyenne, and Arapaho American Filmmaker 

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month


“Sharing and giving are the ways of God.”

Sauk Tribe Proverb 

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month


“Don't be color blind, be color brave. Embrace diversity as a competitive advantage.”

Ms. Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO & President of Ariel Investments 


“Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins.”

1 Peter 4:8, New International Version 


“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”

Isaiah 1:17, New International Version 


“If we're open to the ambiguity that exists when we first enter another community, it will often open up a very intimate conversation quickly.”

President Doug Shipman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Woodruff Arts Center 


“You have an ethnic heritage created for good by God whether it's English, Irish, Italian, Sweedish, German or a whole mix of those.”

Ms. Sarah Shin, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Minister, and Artist 


“He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry... the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.”

Psalm 146:7-8, New International Version  


“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

President Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013), 11th President of the African National Congress 


“The Spirit is a boundary-breaking God. What I love about the Holy Spirit is He does not discriminate. God is not a citizen of any nation, but He loves every single nation.”

Pastors Gabriel and Jeanette Salguero


“...People want to be known. People want to be loved. People want to be seen.”

Ms. Noemi Vega Quiñones, Theologian, Writer, Educator, and Ministry Director 


“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

Ephesians 4:2, New International Version 


“We have many tough problems, and we need everybody's help to solve the problems.”

Dr. Mario J. Molina, Chemist  

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“He has shown you, Oh mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Micah 6:8, New International Version 


“Life is not about how many times you fall down. It's about how many times you get back up.”

Mr. Jaime Escalante (1930 - 2010), Educator 

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the law and the prophets.”

Matthew 7:12, New International Version 


“We don't need to prove our worth to God though we are granted the chance to serve him and to grow as his disciples.”

Dr. Christine Colón, Wheaton College Professor, and Author 

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Be proud of your Latino culture and do the best work you can do, and you will always succeed.”

Mr. Lionel Sosa, Advertising and Marketing Executive 

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus....”

Philippians 2:5, New International Version 


“One can say that the church exists for mission and that a church that is only inward-looking is not truly the church.”

Mr. Samuel Escobar, Theologian, and Educator  

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences.”

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“God expects us to witness not only by talking about God's love, but actually demonstrating God's love through good works.”

Dr. C. René Padilla '60, Theologian, Missiologist, and Activist 

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Love looks through spectacles that make copper look like gold, poverty like riches, and tears, pearls.”

Peruvian Proverb 

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Diversity really means becoming complete as human beings – all of us. We learn from each other. If you’re missing on that stage, we learn less. We all need to be on that stage.”

Mr. Juan Felipe Herrera, 21st United States Poet Laureate 

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.”

Ms. Julia Alvarez, Poet, Novelist, and Essayist 

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Reading the bible through non-innocent eyes means facing the difficult parts of scripture with a clarity that God works in broken human history.”

Dr. Juan F. Martínez, Theologian, and Educator  

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Ephesians 4:3, New International Version 


“The church of Jesus Christ is called today to embody God’s mission by being the community of the Servant King, even in current centers of power.”

Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Theologian and Educator 

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“If we're to develop a world view which is informed by revelation we have to take seriously the whole of the earth because it's God’s world.”

Dr. Orlando E. Costas (1941 - 1987), Pastor, Theologian, Author, and Educator  

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Humility is not a matter of self-effacement and self-negation but of being open always to new ways of being responsible.”

Dr. Ada María Isasi-Díaz (1943 - 2012), Educator 

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month


“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”

Romans 13:8, New International Version  


“What is the good news of the Gospel? That we can be born again by love into a new family – the family of God.”

Dr. John Perkins, Minister, Educator, Author, and Activist 


“The invitation to discern and cooperate with what God is already doing individually and corporately calls us to respond.”

Dr. Rebecca Hernandez, Author, and Educator  


“Humanity was made in the image of God. While our western individualism will focus our attention on... the individual, we need to see the image of God expressed as a corporate reflection.”

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Author, and Educator 


“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

1 John 3:18, New International Version 


“It’s not always easy to stay connected, to give each other our undivided attention...It takes a commitment of time and effort.”

Ms. Marlys Johnson, Speaker, and Writer 


“Lament is power because before people will follow you, they must know you love them.”

Pastors Gabriel and Jeanette Salguero


“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”

Ms. Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862 - 1931), Journalist, Educator, and Civil Rights Leader 


“...all brings glory to God in its own special way, and that’s true of human beings and cultures as well.”

Dr. Terry LeBlanc, Theologian, Activist, and Educator 


“Jesus was not effective as a leader because he was colorblind. It was because he was ethnicity aware...He knew the history of his people and those around.”

Sandra Shin, Associate National Director of Evangelism for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship 


“We cannot consume our way to community...Instead, we need engagement, ongoing engagement with other communities, and on their home turfs.”

Mr. Doug Shipman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Woodruff Arts Center 


“The hope of the Gospel leads us to hope for justice and abundant life for ALL people.”

Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Theologian and Educator 


“I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.”

President Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013), South African President, Nobel Prize Winner, and Anti-Apartheid Activist 


“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”

1 John 4:12, New International Version 


“When we do the hard, intimate work of friendship, we bring a little more of the divine into daily life.”

Ms. Shauna Niequist, Speaker, Author, and Blogger 


“Part of the miracle of Jesus is making one new being out of differences... It is the broken body of Jesus that has made this one new humanity.”

Dr. Pete Menjares, Educator 


“Our only chance at dismantling racial injustice is being more curious about its origins than we are worried about our comfort.”

Ms. Austin Channing Brown, Author, Speaker, and Activist 


“Learn to recognize God's sovereignty. Learn to rejoice in God's pleasure. This was Abraham's first lesson, namely that God, not himself, was the Source.”

Pastor Watchman Nee (1903 - 1972), Church Leader and Educator  


“Love the Lord your God, and love one another. Love one another as He loves. Love with strength and purpose and passion and no matter what comes against you.”

Ms. Francine Rivers, Author 


“The Church must be one because a fragmented church is not much help to a fragmented world.”

Rev. Dr. Justo Gonzales, Historian, and Theologian 


“A life totally committed to God has nothing to fear, nothing to lose, nothing to regret.”

Ms. Pandita Ramabai (1858 - 1922), Educator and Activist 


“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

John 15:12 & 13, New International Version 


“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

Mr. Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915), Educator, Author, Orator, and Presidential Advisor 


“I am conscious that the way I pray is by being in the presence of God's people, especially the suffering and dispossessed.”

Sister Yolanda Tarango, Nun, Author, and Activist 


“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” 

Mr. William Arthur Ward, Writer 


“If there is grief, may we find unexpected joy. If there is joy, may we find abundant love. If there is love, may we find ourselves united with the good things of God.” 

Ms. Nikole Lim, International Director for Freely In Hope 


“We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.”

Bishop Desmond Tutu, Cleric, Theologian, and Activist 


“It’s easy to say, ‘I just want to be a servant,' but that’s what I’m striving to be... I want to share His love and His mercy with others and encourage them to draw closer to the Lord.”

Ms. Damaris Carbaugh, Singer, and Speaker 


“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

1 Corinthians 13:6 & 7, New International Version 


“The concept of downsizing so that others might upgrade is biblical, beautiful...and nearly unheard of. We either close the gap or don't take the words of the Bible literally.”

 Pastor Francis Chan, Educator, and Author 


“The heart of hospitality is about creating space for someone to feel seen and heard and loved.”

Ms. Shauna Niequist, Speaker, Author, Blogger 


“Life is not about how many times you fall down. It's about how many times you get back up.”

Ms. Jaime Escalante, Educator 


“True, bonafide, authentic happiness is about unleashing your God-given talents to positively influence this world.”

Ms. Stacey Flowers, Speaker, Business Strategist, and Author 


“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

1 John 4:7-8, New International Version 


“Ua Kuluma Ke Kanaka I Ke Aloha” Translation: “It is natural for people to behave in a loving way.”

Hawaiian Proverb  


“All that is needed to discover the will of God and to do it is the pure desire to see, to hear, to understand, and to obey. God does the rest.”

Father Thomas Hopko (1939 - 2015), Priest and Theologian 


“You don't have to wait until you're older to really make an impact on someone else's life.”

Ms. Ellen Ochoa, Inventor, NASA Astronaut, and Vice-Chair of the National Science Board 


“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional...we must develop a world perspective.”

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1929-1968), Pastor, Author, and Civil Rights Leader 


“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”

Colossians 3:12, New International Version 


“As recipients of God’s greeting, we become imitators of God by extending welcome to our neighbors and brothers and sisters.”

Mr. James K.A. Smith, Philosopher, Author, and Educator 


“We're having these conversations because we're interested in loving our neighbors. And love is not passive. It's embodied in human presence and connection.”

Ms. Sarah Shin, Associate National Director of Evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 


“Don’t ever make the mistake of telling God that you have nothing to offer. That simply is not true. God does not create any junk.”

Dr. Myles Munroe (1954 - 2014), Pastor and Author 


“If you want to feel rich, just count all the gifts you have that money can’t buy.”

Unknown 


“How much more grand is the work of our Heavenly Father as He pulls together all the varied strands of life to reveal His grand design?”

Mr. Ravi Zacharias, Christian Apologist, and Author  


“...I learned that loving God is loving and forgiving others, pure and simple; that is all that is expected of us.”

Sister Yolanda Tarango, Nun, Author, and Activist 


“Isn't it amazing that we are all made in God's image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?”

Bishop Desmond Tutu, Cleric, Theologian, and Nobel Peace Prize-winning Activist 


“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”

John 13:34-35, New International Version 


“Together we can live out and communicate the beauty, wonder, and reverence our Creator intended for each person in the human family.”

Ms. Carrie Gordon Earll, Focus on the Family Vice President of Government and Public Policy 


“I believe my task is to be faithful in the moment as part of God's grand scheme of building His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

Dr. Glen K. Kinoshita, Biola University, Director of Imago Dei Initiatives 


“I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

Ms. Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005), Civil Rights Activist 


“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ, God forgave you.”

Ephesians 4:32, New International Version 


“Man’s law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the Spirit remain always the same.”

Native American Crow Tribe Proverb 


“When there is a sense that this is God, there’s peace...”

Dr. Pete Menjares, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of Vanguard University of Southern California 


“A harvest of contentment springs from the soil of gratitude.”

Ms. Amy Carroll, Author, and Speaker   


“I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.”

President Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), Former South African President and Anti-Apartheid Activist    


“Do not let the endless succession of small things crowd great ideals out of sight and out of mind.”

Ms. Charlotte Mason (1842 - 1923), Educator    


“Beauty grows in you to the extent that love grows.”

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 AD – 430 AD), Theologian and Philosopher   


“O le ala i le pule o le tautua” Translation: “The way to authority is through service.”

Samoan Proverb  

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“In Hawai'i, we greet friends, loved ones, and strangers with "aloha," which means with love. Aloha is the keyword to the universal spirit of real hospitality...”

Mr. Duke Kahanamoku (1890 – 1968), Olympic Medalist, and the "Father of Modern Surfing"   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“In spite of our penury and deprivation, we did not ever lose faith in God. If anything, God was the force that kept us going, fighting, and hoping for better times.”

Ms. Mary Kom, Five-time World Amateur Boxing Champion   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“Being a Pacific Islander is a great feeling for me. I am proud of who I am and the values that are instilled in me.”

Mr. Kavika Tautolo, Southwest Airlines Ramp Supervisor   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“...I am still very naive in many ways, and ignorant as well, yet God has nonetheless used my feeble witness to bless His people.”

Dr. Dora Yu (1873–1931), Evangelist and Physician    

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“I just see myself as a human being trying to play my part. I am happy to share what I know and to work with people and be part of a movement...”

Mr. Yo Yo Ma, Cellist   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“People must not only hear about the Kingdom of God, but must see it in actual operation, on a small scale perhaps and in imperfect form, but a real demonstration nevertheless.”

Ms. Pandita Ramabai (1858 - 1922), Educator and Activist   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“Kahuna Nui Hale Kealohalani Makua”

Translation: “Love all you see, including yourself.”

Hawaiian Proverb   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“Man’s works do not even come close to the works of the Holy Spirit. If the Holy Spirit does not work, all the efforts of man will come to naught.”

Mr. John Sung (1901-1944), Evangelist   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“It's imperative to remind the church of the importance of valuing, uplifting, and honoring the oppressed, as Jesus did.”

Ms. Nikole Lim, International Director for Freely In Hope   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“We believe that peace should grow from the bottom up...”

Mr. Daoud Nassar, Founder of Tent of Nations   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“Let us be color blind no more. Let us see our neighbor and teach our children to see their neighbors.”

Ms. Sarah Shin, Associate National Director of Evangelism for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“When we have a new heart, we become new people, and then we have a new society, then we have a new nation.”

Dr. Y.C. James Yen (1893-1990), Founder of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“The Cross outlines what it means to be in power: that is, it is always under the cross. We have to be prepared to serve out of weakness.”

Dr. Melba Padilla Maggay, Author, Theologian, and Activist   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“The point of your life is to point to Him. Whatever you are doing, God wants to be glorified, because this whole thing is His.”

Pastor Francis Chan, Educator, and Author   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“It appears that love enables us to take courageous actions, but my proposal is that we remember that love also enables us to engage in courageous conversations.”

Dr. Ahmi Lee '03, Preacher, Educator, and Author   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“Fellowship means, among other things, that we are ready to receive of Christ from others...”

Pastor Watchman Nee (1903-1972), Church Leader and Educator   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“I have come to understand that leadership is more about other people’s experience of my presence and the impact that my presence has even when I’m not there.”

Ms. Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Non-Profit Organization Leader and Educator   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“If you look at our world, we're becoming so much more diverse in every sense of the word. It's not just about culture or identity. It's also about the different ways we communicate.”

Mr. Gene Luen Yang, Author, Illustrator, and Lecturer    

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“When you put a seed in the ground, it doesn't stop growing after eight hours. It keeps going every minute that it's in the earth. We, too, need to keep growing every moment of every day that we are on this earth.”

Ms. Ruth Asawa (1926 – 2013), Sculptor   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“The purpose of prayer and of God's call in your life isn't to make you number one in the world's eyes but to make Him number one in your life.”

Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Christian Apologist, and Author   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“Part of our Christian faith and a relationship with Christ is to be known, to be seen, to be loved, to be forgiven, to be fully accepted.”

Reverend Lisa Ishihara, Chaplain and Activist   

In celebration of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month


“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

President Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), South Africa’s First Black President, Nobel Prize Winner, and Activist  


“Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter unless it is about loving God and loving the people he has made?”

Pastor Francis Chan, Educator, and Author    


“Issues related to diversity such as racial injustice are everyone’s problem, and thus everyone ought to be part of the solution.”

Dr. Karen A. Longman, Educator and Author   


“It takes quite a spine to turn the other cheek. It takes phenomenal fortitude to love your enemy. It takes firm resolve to pray for those who persecute you.”

Mr. Rob Bell, Author, and Speaker (with reference to Matthew 5)   


“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.”

Congresswoman Shirley Chilsom (1924-2005), Congresswoman    


“Long-lasting victory can never be separated from a long-lasting stand on the foundation of the cross.”

Pastor Watchman Nee (1903-1972), Church Leader and Educator    


“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead'...”

Matthew 28:6-7, New International Version   

In Remembrance of Holy Week (Passion Week)


“So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.”

Matthew 27:66, New International Version   

In Remembrance of Holy Week (Passion Week)


“...Jesus said to them, 'Why are you bothering this woman?... When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.'”

Matthew 26:15-16, New International Version   

In Remembrance of Holy Week (Passion Week)


“When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 'As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.'”

Matthew 26:10 & 12, New International Version   

In Remembrance of Holy Week (Passion Week)


“At the cross, we find healing, we find peace, we find Jesus, we find all that we ever need.”

Ms. Jacquelyn "Jaci" Velasquez, Singer and Actress   

In Remembrance of Holy Week (Passion Week)


“The God who created, names and numbers the stars in the heavens also numbers the hairs of my head... What matters to me matters to Him, and that changes my life.”

Ms. Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015),  Author, Speaker, and Missionary   


“God's definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.”

Pastor Francis Chan, Educator, and Author   


“I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”

Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), Author, Orator, and Activist  


“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”

Proverbs 9:10, English Standard Version  


“Life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent of how I react to it.”

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Swindoll, Pastor, Educator, and Radio Host  


“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”

Chinese Proverb  


“Contrary to cultural messages, our value isn't determined by our ethnicity, race, or gender; nor by our age, ability, or location.”

Ms. Carrie Gordon Earll, Vice President of Government & Public Policy at Focus on the Family  


“I think it is incumbent on all human beings to oppose injustice in every form.”

Mr. Hugh Masekela (4 April 1939 – 2018), Father of South African Jazz  

In honor of Hugh Masekela's 80th Birthday


“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.”

Ancient Indian Proverb  


“It is through weakness and vulnerability that most of us learn empathy and compassion and discover our soul.”

Bishop Desmond Tutu, Cleric, Theologian, and Nobel Peace Prize-winning Activist   


“God proved His love on the cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.'”

Reverend Dr. Billy Graham (1918-2018), Evangelist, and Author  


“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.”

Ms. Serena Williams, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist (Tennis)  

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

Madame Marie Curie (1867-1934), Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist and Chemist  

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.”

Ms. Dolores Huerta, American Labor Leader, and Activist   

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“To me, success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world - that I am able to change it in positive ways.”

Dr. Maxine Hong Kingston, Author, and Educator   

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“Don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”

First Lady Michelle Obama, Author, Activist, and Former First Lady of the United States  

In honor of Women's History Month (March) 


“Each day is different, and you get up, put one foot in front of the other, and go, and love; just love.”

First Lady Nancy Reagan (1921-2016), Actress and Former First Lady of the United States  

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“Nothing is more impressive than a woman who is secure in the unique way God made her.”

Ms. Rhonda Kulczyk, Author   

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”

Mother Teresa (1910 -1997), Nun and Missionary   

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“She is clothed with strength and dignity; She can laugh at the days to come.”

Proverbs 31:25, New International Version   

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“I've put up with too much, too long, and now I'm just too intelligent, too powerful, too beautiful, too sure of who I am finally to deserve anything less.”

Ms. Sandra Cisneros, Author   

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“...'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that's me.”

Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), Author, Orator, Hollywood's First Female Black Director  

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”

Malala Yousafzai, Activist and Nobel Prize Laureate  

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“A woman is like a teabag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), Former First Lady of the United States  

In honor of Women's History Month (March)


“If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

Congresswoman Shirley Chilsom (1924-2005), First African American Congresswoman  

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

President Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), South Africa’s First Black President, Nobel Prize Winner and Anti-Apartheid Activist   

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“And I give all the glory to God. It's kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.”

Ms. Gabrielle Douglas, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist   

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

President Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America  

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.”

Ms. Toni Morrison, Nobel, and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Former Professor Emeritus of Princeton University   

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.”

African Proverb  

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“As long as I'm alive, I will continue to try to understand more because the work of the heart is never done.”

Mr. Muhammad Ali (192-2016), Heavyweight Champion Boxer and Activist  

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.”

Ms. Susan L. Taylor, Former Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine   

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”

Dr. Mae Jemison, Physician, Scientist, and First African American Female Astronaut   

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“... I, too, am America.”

Mr. Langston Hughes ( 1902-1967) Author and Activist  

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“Miracles happen all the time.

We're here, aren't we?” 

Ms. Marilyn Nelson, Educator, Poet, Author   

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”

Justice Thurgood Marshall, First African American U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice  

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself—the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us—that’s where it’s at.”

Mr. Jesse Owens (1913- 1980), Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist  

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“For I am my mother’s daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart.”

Ms. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955), Educator, Former Presidential Advisor, Activist   

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”

Mr. Colin Powell, First African American U.S. Secretary of State

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

Ms. Maya Angelou, Poet, and Activist 

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C. J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge.”

Ms. Oprah Winfrey, American Media Executive, and Philanthropist 

In honor of Black History Month (February)


“...I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life ...”

Deuteronomy 30:19, English Standard Version 

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“In short, human life is sacred and respect for human life should be at the center of all we do.”

Ms. Carrie Gordon Earll The 'Sanctity of Life' Ethic, Focus on the Family 

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”

Psalm 139:16, English Standard Version 

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“When we choose to see people as God does, we are moved to love others in a way that honors our creator.”

Focus on the Family, focusonthefamily.com  

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“The time is always right to do what is right.”

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


“Prayer and action are needed to uphold the sanctity of human life. I believe it will not be possible to accomplish our work, the work of saving lives, without being a soul of prayer.”

President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th President of the United States of America

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“We are called to be voices and advocates for all life, and especially for those who cannot speak for themselves.”

Focus on the Family, focusonthefamily.com

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”

Genesis 1:26-27, New International Version

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“Humans are breathtaking creatures embodying a touch of the Creator Himself and reflected in the wonder of human life.”

Ms. Carrie Gordon Earll The 'Sanctity of Life' Ethic, Focus on the Family

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human life, especially vulnerable life in a mother's womb.”

Pope Francis

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you. . .”

Jeremiah 1:5 New King James Version

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“Who are we to make such a decision? To allow another living being - any living being - to die, when ours is the power to prevent it?”

Mr. Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), John Byrne, The Fantastic Four: The Trial of Galactus

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“Human life is created in God's image, and that makes it sacred.”

Pastor Colin S. Smith

In honor of Sanctity of Life Month (January)


“We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.”

President Jimmy Carter

39th President of the United States of America, Nobel Peace Prize winner