The WIP The global source for women's perspectives

The Courage to Create Social Change

by Katharine Daniels, Executive Editor
One light amongst the darkness of the tragedy that befell Newtown, Connecticut and this nation last week is the collective outrage that persists. In daily conversations with friends and family, throughout the social media, and in the news people are feeling the injustice, the inhumanity, and the vulnerability. Everywhere there is outrage.
Today, in the wee hours of the morning, I lay awake after nursing my youngest son. I found myself repeating over and over the second line of Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer – a prayer commonly heard in rooms of recovery around the world. In this verse, the prayer asks God to give us the “courage to change the things which should be changed.”


About the author: Katharine Daniels is the founder and executive editor of The WIP.

Back to top