Principle 4: Those being bullied
and hurt should lead

Adult Version: Prioritize the leadership of the poor, low-income and most impacted. Those who are on the frontlines of these crises must also be in the lead in identifying their solutions

Biblical 

"Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’"

Matthew 25:31-46

(Video): Sheep and Goats | Bible Story | LifeKids

Questions

I wonder where there may be people who need food and water?

I wonder if you ever act like a goat?

I wonder if you could think of ways to help love God's people? 

I wonder if you make excuses to not help God's people? 

I wonder if you make a difference for people who are bullied and put down?

I wonder what Jesus thinks about the word "poor"?

Learning Tools

“Nothing is worse than being loud and wrong.” ― William J. Barber II

(Older Elementary/Youth): What is Poverty 

(Adults for Kids): 9 Activities To Build Grit and Resilience in Children (Big Life Journal) 

Kid Videos: Watch these videos to learn how KB, Josh, Milton, and their friends deal with kids who bully. stopbullying.gov 

These six stories about kids helping others will melt your heart

(Teenagers) ReThink is a call-to-action, a push to end online hate and raise responsible digital citizens.

Facts/Actions

"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." - Gandhi

(Younger Kids) Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation 

 

(Older Kids) Principles of Nonviolent resistance: MLK Jr. 

(For older Kids and Adults) Interview with Non-Violent Activist and Fantasy Writer Rivera Sun: The Story of Our Times - Hacking the Narrative in a Culture of Growing Violence 

(Teens and Adults) Did They Really Just Say That? Being An Active Bystander

(Adults and Kids) Teaching Kids to be Upstanders pointers from Dr. Michele Borba 

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