Repairing the world
So if you have been following the movements of the Faiths Act Fellows over the past couple of months you might be wondering; what does a week in the lives of these world changers look like?
It’s a good question and one that doesn’t require as much spandex, masks and capes as I would like to include in my answer. While we don’t have super powers that allow us to bust through brick walls and fly at incredible speeds we are still trying to be a legitimate force for good while we try and save lives.
Sumayya and myself are working in Ve’ahavta, a Jewish humanitarian organisation that prides itself on following the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, which means to repair the world.
We have an enormous shared desk in the heart of our busy work space where we are furiously building a network of people from different faith communities who want to share in this endeavour. We are furiously writing emails, making phone calls, brainstorming and actively depleting and replenishing our supply of snacks in the ominously named ‘snack drawer’. Hefty stuff!
The fruit of our works so far has culminated in a securing of 750 apples for our APPLE A DAY giveaway that will happen on Dundas Square, Toronto on October 28th from 8am to 12pm. There we will be raising awareness and money for anti-malaria healthcare trips to Guyana! We are also developing our concepts for a Ladies Night Eid celebration that will happen on November 12th which will also make a significant impact by fundraising for anti-malaria projects.
It’s a lot of blood, sweat, and tears but we earnestly believe that the rewards will be worth it! If any of this sounds exciting to you and you happen to want to get an insiders perspective, please do get in contact with us! We would be happy to have you join our mission… and we might even be able to have some spandex ready for you when you get here!
Grace and peace,