About Us

Women and men have raised their voices about injustice for centuries.  Raise Their Voice was created to join that tradition.  We’re especially inspired by the words of King Lemuel’s Mother:

Speak up for those who cannot speak themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Chin Refugee to Malaysia - Photograph by Jonathan Kwok

Our Mandate
We want to Engage hearts, Reveal truth, and Activate transformation.

The way we do it is by creating stories of redemption – in the real world and with imagination – through acts of kindness and generosity, through film, print, the web, theatre, music, dance, and special events.

We place Christ at the centre of our lives and at the centre of our organization.  We’re inspired by the love he shows through the greatest story of redemption ever lived and told; a story that is ongoing and has a magnificently hopeful ending we await.  But in the meantime, we recognize that there is much hopelessness and despair in the world.  As Christians, we believe we must engage suffering, go into the dark places, and show love.

Love wins.   And there’s lots to be done.

We recognize the undeniable value of human life and want to affirm it wherever we go as best we can. For this reason, we want to do our part, humble as it may be, to raise awareness about injustice, help others facing injustice, and equip others to do the same.

Meet our Team
Information Coming Soon.

History

In 2004, Raise Their Voice founder and president Andrew Kooman, wrote a series of short stories for photogenX’s 30 Days of Prayer for the Voiceless.  The stories were first published in 2006 and have since been translated and published around the world in more than seven languages. Raise Their Voice was initially formed as a practical way to spread word about the booklets and with the vision to engage and inform people about the reality of justice issues on the globe.

It grew from there.  We officially incorporated Raise Their Voice under the Alberta Societies Act on 1 May, 2008 as “Raise Their Voice Against Injustice Foundation, Red Deer.” And we’re still growing.

The Future

We recognize the privilege it is to raise our voices, to make our own decisions, to engage our imaginations and wills in a free society.  We’re aware this is not the same story for everyone everywhere.  We are committed to continue to learn about the issues that resonate with our hearts, share what we know, to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, use our creative gifts, and raise our voices as faithfully as we can. There are a lot of stories of redemption, real and imagined, to tell.

We invite you to raise your voice too.  Where you are, in the way only you can.   Perhaps the greatest help we could ever be to you is to say, with total sincerity and a stirring in our hearts, “you have a voice; use it.”