World Humanitarian Day (aka “Give a Damn Day”)

Via Roger Wolsey
on Aug 19, 2011
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August 19 is World Humanitarian Day.  It’s an occasion to think about people who work to make the world a better place – and thank them.

It’s a day to celebrate those put their faith and/or love into action, to honor those who walk the walk,

it’s a day to give a damn.

It’s also a day to resolve to be a humanitarian.

We can all make a difference in the lives of others~ We can use our hands, hearts and heads to help create a better world~ a world free of poverty, slavery, war, and injustices of all kinds~ lets think outside the boxes that tell us that we can’t! that these will always be issues! lets transcend boundaries~reach out~ touch the world~ make a difference~  Ashira Satya

When I feed the poor, they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor are hungry, they call me a communist.
Dom Helder Camara

 Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.  –  John Wesley

Be the change you wish to see in the world. Gandhi



Roger is the author of Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity


About Roger Wolsey

Roger Wolsey is a free-spirited GenX-er who thinks and feels a lot about God and Jesus. He’s a progressive Christian who identifies with people who consider themselves as being “spiritual but not religious.” He came of age during the “Minneapolis sound” era and enjoyed seeing The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Husker Du, The Wallets, Trip Shakespeare, Prince, and Soul Asylum in concert—leading to strong musical influences to his theology. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. Roger is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and he currently serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at C.U. in Boulder, CO. He was married for ten years, divorced in 2005 and now co-parents a delightful 10-year old son. Roger loves live music, hosting house concerts, rock-climbing, yoga, centering prayer, trail-running with his dog Kingdom, dancing, camping, riding his motorcycle, blogging, and playing his trumpet in ska bands and music projects. He's recently written a book Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don't like christianity


One Response to “World Humanitarian Day (aka “Give a Damn Day”)”

  1. Cynthia says:

    Yes! And thank you!