A Message of Peace and Love

Blog by Justice Promoter Kelly Litt
Blog by Justice Promoter Kelly Litt

A time for quiet reflection

The weeks between Christmas and New Year’s, followed by the first few sleepy days of January, have brought with them a time for quiet reflection on the past year, and a hope and anticipation for the days ahead.

When I get home, I enjoy relaxing in the silence and peace that envelops me as these winter days quickly become dark. I am comforted knowing that I can find this quiet and peaceful space and that my life is generally free of violence. How lucky I am! Continue reading →

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I no longer call you slaves… I have called you friends

Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery

Kelly Litt
Blog by Justice Promoter Kelly Litt

Nelson Mandela once said, “To deny any person their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” The act of human trafficking denies the rights and dignity of each victim. January 11 is the National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and January 13 – 15 is the National Weekend of Prayer to End Slavery. Pope Francis has reminded the world that millions of people are still deprived of their freedoms and rights as they are forced to live in modern day slavery. Continue reading →

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Caring for Our Home in Every Season

Kelly Litt
Blog by Justice Promoter Kelly Litt

We had our first snowfall of the season in Columbus, OH, last week. Beautiful sparkling snowflakes fell for hours and slowly covered the ground and, twinkling in the sunshine, clung to the trees. It was a beautiful sight, and while I kept stealing glances out the window to admire this winter wonderland, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of uncertainty for the future that lies ahead for our planet. Continue reading →

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Taking a Moment to Log-Off

Kelly Litt
Justice Promoter Kelly Litt

Finding the Fact via Social Media

The news flooded in quickly as I received an alert on my cell phone about the violent incident at Ohio State University last week. I quickly contacted my friends who work for or attend OSU. One friend mentioned that her class had been on lock-down, yet they weren’t sure what exactly was happening because distorted information was spreading so quickly via cell phones and social media that they couldn’t decipher what was factual about the situation. Continue reading →

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