We don’t like ‘making a scene’ in Britain.
However, sometimes you witness something that’s just plain wrong. And you’re left with a choice: do you leave things as they are, or do you kick up a fuss.
Here are some inspirational stories of how our supporters stepped outside of their comfort zones and spoke up. Take a look and get inspired to become a changemaker yourself!
‘On a return trip to Mozambique, I discovered that one of the communities I had been working in had become a rubbish dump for the city nearby. Trucks arrived every day dumping mounds of rubbish between the houses. I took photos that showed the children scavenging amongst the smouldering rubbish instead of going to school. I went straight to the Director of Health for the area. Within a week the rubbish trucks had stopped.’
Playing for keeps
‘About a year ago I started to take a reusable mug to church on Sunday for coffee after the service. Now about half the church are doing the same and the pre-service powerpoint reminds people to do their bit and bring a mug. It didn't need a campaign, I just did it and others followed.’
‘As a trade union representative, I got someone their job back after they had been unfairly sacked. It took several months and at least 50 hours of extra work but it was worth it!’
‘Years ago, when my husband was working in a joinery shop, we prayed against the “glamour model” calendars given every year by suppliers. The next year, all the calendars featured countryside scenes, or advertisements for their products.’