A Proposed Personal Resolution for 2019…

Date posted: Thursday 27 December 2018

Are you one of the many people who make resolutions for the New Year? Are you also among those of us who frequently fail to keep those resolutions? I am proposing that we all make a resolution to be better informed about important issues in the year ahead, especially those relating to hunger and social justice. Here is a way to do this with accurate and reliable information.


Be better informed

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs us about issues, attitudes, and trends in the world today. Pew conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis, and other social science research. The Center does not take policy positions. Their website is easy to navigate with a religion category on the toolbar and good search possibilities, including the word "hunger".


One of the recent ways that I have used the Pew Research Center is a five-session mini-course on immigration. Portions were emailed one at a time so that I wasn't overwhelmed with information. The course was incredibly informative and is also regularly updated so information is timely and current.


Share in the knowledge

I encourage you to look at the Pew Research Center website and see how you might make use of this very credible source of information during 2019. Perhaps signing up for the weekly newsletter will be the best way for you to stay informed - and keep your resolution! I am a subscriber and find it filled with information that I can share with others at my home church, Incarnation Lutheran. There are a variety of ways to stay connected with Pew - and to connects others with it, too.


May the New Year bring good news to those in God's world who live with hunger. And may we who share care and concern for them be compelled to learn more, share more, and advocate more on their behalf in the coming year.


Vernita Kennen

Incarnation Lutheran, Shoreview