Advent Candles That Promote Social Justice For Women Refugees

by Kristen Gilles

in Exhortations And Musings

Advent Candles At Sojourn Worship Service

Advent Candles At Sojourn Worship Service

We’re now a week away from the beginning of this year’s Advent Season on the Christian liturgical calendar. I’ve written here about the meaning and practice of Advent, and Bobby has written about Advent resources and Advent music like “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus by Charles Wesley.

One of the big church traditions of Advent is the lighting of Advent candles each week during Sunday services. We do this at Sojourn, as you can see in the picture above.

Bobby and I recently learned of a company that makes Advent candles that promote social justice for women refugees. In their words:

Each candle is made by a woman refugee from Burma who is rebuilding her life in Western Massachusetts. For women like Moo Kho, their jobs with us have been the first they’ve ever had. For others like Mee Mee, it is the only job they can have because they don’t speak English.

Learn more here and consider purchasing some of these candles for your church’s Advent worship services. The Prosperity Candle website shares the testimonies of these women, lets you learn about the woman refugee who made your candle, and even provides a way for you to send your personal encouragement to her.


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