WeRelate:Current Challenges


This Month: March

Due to the unavoidably shortened challenge period this month, the WeRelate Crowdsourcing Challenge highlights only one individual in March.

Internationally renown Christian evangelist Billy Graham passed away in February at the age of 99. He was a spiritual adviser to U.S. presidents and other world leaders, providing spiritual counsel for every president since Harry Truman in the 1940s. Many feel that God used the life and ministry of Billy Graham to impact the lives of millions around the world. He was inspired to journey 80 years ago from his family's North Carolina farm to share the Biblical Gospel in the largest arenas and stadiums in the world, and was one of the first evangelists to use the power of media to reach his audience. One Time reporter referred to him as "the Pope of Protestant America," and he has been rated by the Gallup organization as "One of the Ten Most Admired Men in the World" a staggering 51 times.

You can join this month's challenge and help bring the WeRelate pages related to this impactful spiritual leader to life.

Last Month: February

In recognition of Black History Month in February, last month's WeRelate Crowdsourcing Challenge highlighted two black activists who dedicated their lives in fighting racism and supporting civil rights in their respective countries.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement in the United States. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and methods inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. His civil rights activism began early in his career, as he led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, and helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. He was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday in his name to honor King, observed for the first time in 1986.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, jailed for 27 years because of his activism against his country's racism, became a legitimate political leader and philanthropist after his release, and served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalized racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress from 1991 to 1997. He died in 2013 at the age of 95.

User:Sorghumgrass was awarded the WeRelate Challenge Badge for both individuals this month.