The Collective Forgotten aims to empower, serve, and bring attention to the most vulnerable, most Forgotten souls in our midst.
We seek to love others by showing empathy & pursuing justice for the marginalized, oppressed, outcasts—the Forgotten in our society at large & in our world.
We desire to see positive change in our world by spreading hope to the hopeless, by providing both emotional & physical resources to those in need & by highlighting those in our midst that have been Forgotten in order to cultivate an understanding of empathy.
What we will do
Using our giftings, we will begin by creating different forms of art that will bring awareness to the Forgotten. We will then raise money through fundraisers, concerts, & events, etc. that will be allocated to various conduits of help to those we serve.
"You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands." Jesus (Matthew 22:37-40)
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power, at its best, is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice, at its best, is love correcting everything that stands against love." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"The measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"The Jesus we read about in the Gospel walked the earth asking two questions wherever he went. Who is power forgetting? Who is religion oppressing?" ~ Glennon Doyle Melton
"If our Mr. Trump, or any future president, should decide to round up Muslims (or any group) as America did with Japanese during World War II under Franklin D. Roosevelt, I will declare, 'I am a Muslim.' My values, honor, integrity and the Bill of Rights demand I stand for those most unlike me — that is when it counts." ~ Glenn Beck
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." ~ Mother Teresa
"The Jesus I see in the Gospels was a loud, opinionated, relentless advocate of people who were marginalized and hurting and forgotten; someone whose words were often offensive to his hearers, especially those with power and comfort and ease." ~ John Pavlovitz
"What do we find revealed in the life of Jesus? We find a clear and consistent ethic of non-violence, enemy-love, peacemaking, and reconciliation, teaching that he comes to bring life and he is the image of his Abba." ~ Jacob Wright