Lahaina Fires, Biased AI, The Blind Side Lie
KTF Weekly Newsletter
Please make sure to click on Jonathan’s link below to see how you can help people in Maui, and join us in praying for them.
Let’s get into this week’s recommendations.
If you want to help in Maui, click here for a Google doc that a group of native Hawaiian activists and community leaders created with a thorough list of prayer requests and places to give money. Devastating wildfires there have left thousands of structures destroyed, almost 100 people dead, and thousands more displaced, unemployed, and unable to meet their basic needs. The reasons behind this disaster are layered and many. This podcast from Vox is a helpful primer. Some struggles are current, like the exit of the sugar industry from the area, which left vast stretches of land vulnerable to fire. Others are historical and date back to the unjust American overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom and the exploitation of the land and people that followed. I pray we would all heed Paul’s exhortation to mourn with those who mourn, and Isaiah’s call to learn to do right.
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