Friday, May 30, 2008

From HIV to Home

"In the end, the battle against oppression stands or falls on the battlefied of hope....[Oppression] knows that the primary reason we do nothing is because we have lost any hope of making a difference. It is not that we lack power, compassion, courage or knowledge. Rather, we lack a sense of hope that allows us to take what we have into the fray....our lack of hope keeps us from the front lines of engagement. And our absence makes [oppression] look stronger, compounding our own despair and that of those who might otherwise be prepared to is hope, more than anything else, that we need."

- Gary Haugen (Good News About Injustice)