Other simple things are:
Change our internet search engine to www.goodsearch.com
Buy local to stop funding items bought in sweatshops.
When we do buy products from chain stores to check our brands. www.chainstorereaction.com
Sponsor a Compassion International Child. www.compassion.com/amberrobinson
Be brave enough to keep learning about the needs in the world around us - even when we feel burnt out.
What do you say to people who tell you that they want to help but don't know where to start?
One of the women I interviewed for Mercy Rising runs a medical clinic. She told me a story about a time when she was an ER nurse and had been in surgery for 16 hours. When the doctors left the room it looked like a bloody war zone. The nurses had to clean up the area before they left and the other nurse said to her, "Pick a corner and work your way out."
That's how I feel about the problems that are "too big for us". I often refer to myself as a reluctant optimist. I feel like that nurse reluctant to know where to start, but optimistic that we can do one thing to help. In the book I give guidelines and resources how to connect with one thing that energizes you and to find others to join you.
What's next for you?
Right now I am leading justice events at colleges, churches, and social groups on the Mercy Rising book tour. I am teaching through interactive events how to creatively meet the needs of those around us.
Thank you for your time, Ms. Robinson, and for writing such a great resource for women in today's world.