Author - Christy Wheeler

Common Understanding

As we have conversations about race and diversity, it is important to clarify what we mean by the words we use. Below we clarify a number of key phrases or words that appear throughout the many resources on this site that address these topics. This is a list of working definitions, researched and collated, to create a starting point for...

How much is a living wage?

A quick google search for the phrase “How much is a living wage?” produces over 150 million results. That is so encouraging for me. People are looking for guidance and help. We know the devastating realities of how minimum wages have enslaved millions of people into poverty. Perhaps you’ve landed here because your curiosity got the better of you...

Employment, beyond a living wage

Consider yourself for a moment. Do you think your level of well-being would automatically increase if you had more money? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Perhaps you just think it would. Not many of us would pass on the opportunity to take home more money at the end of the month. Now, think back to the last time you received more money (either a bonus or a salary increase). How...

What Can I Do? 

In South Africa today, many would say that our biggest need is for racial, social and economic reconciliation. Poverty, injustice and division are in opposition to God’s Kingdom and his righteousness. They are not what God intends for people whom he created to be his image bearers (Genesis 1:27), whom he loves so much (John 3:16) and for whom...