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Submitted by Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon
New from San Juan author Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon is “Beyond Hashtag Activism.”
The internet and social media have changed the face of social justice advocacy with hashtag campaigns. These movements have accomplished much in raising awareness and spreading the word about important justice issues like global poverty and gender discrimination.
Hashtag activism can be understood as the social media world’s engagement of thousands of internet users who express their opinions, stand in solidarity around certain issues, and show support for causes they care about via different social media platforms. Hashtag activism is a great place to start, but our social justice advocacy must move beyond the limits of likes, sharing, and click rates.
“Beyond Hashtag Activism” seeks to enter into social media realities while calling readers and the church toward a more comprehensive perspective on justice issues. Much has changed over the past decade in terms of Christian engagement with social justice in the United States. On one hand, American Christians have made significant progress through the support of international development organizations like World Vision and Compassion International in addressing the realities of global poverty. The number of children dying every day from […]