Today is Ash Wednesday, and I thought I'd "give up" something new this year for Lent. Instead of intending to finally write something here on Citisun about faith, I'd actually commit to it, in a very visible way. So the commitment I decided to make is to create 40 articles about my faith, over the 46 days of Lent.
Posted in Personal Note
The launch of this new e-commerce suite is one of the big reasons I joined the team at 'corePHP' this year, to help with the launch of a brand-new e-commerce software brand that's been long overdue in the Joomla CMS world. I first heard about paGO Commerce (it was still un-named back then) almost four years ago from the partners at the 'corePHP' team, while they were at one of our annual CMS Expo technology events that I'm fortunate to host and produce.
Posted in Cool Tech
Over the past several years, thousands of people in my local area have been touched by an incrediblly fulfilling Christian mission called Light of the World Ministry. Our small group is one of dozens in the local area, and it is growing (much like it did about 2,000 years ago) to ignite peoples' hearts and souls in nearby parishes, towns, counties and states.
Posted in Faith
If you're in business, a non-profit organization, membership association or any group that cares about creating an authentically welcoming culture, you're going to love this introductory video from Jan Gunnarsson, author and speaker. Thank you to friend Sarah Watz, for referring this to me to share with others.
Posted in Culture
Someone was thinking, when they created this powerful image on behalf of Carehaven, a program operated by the Salvation Army in Capetown, South Africa. The infamous "black and blue, or is it gold and white" dress was featured by the Salvation Army in this hard-hitting campaign.
Domestic abuse affects many women in South Africa. One in every four women is a victim of domestic violence, and every six hours a woman is killed by her intimate partner. Many women fall into a cycle of abuse, moving from one destructive situation to another.
Abuse impacts on every aspect of a women’s life, destroyed self esteem. The Salvation Army provides several shelters for abused women and their children and an opportunity for them to find healing and learn skills that will empower them to cope as self-reliant members of society.
Carehaven is situated in Athlone, Western Cape, and offers sanctuary and short term housing to up to 60 women who are victims of domestic abuse and their children. Although a strong Christian emphasis in maintained, women of all races and creeds are embraced, and no one is ever turned away due to lack of money.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if sellers of "THE" dress would donate a percentage of their profits to Carehaven and domestic abuse causes? Hey, put some pressure on the makers of the dress and retailers too, maybe we could start something good!
To help, or for more information about Carehaven, go here.
Posted in Culture