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TLC Radio Interview with Dr. Joseph D’Sousa

Today my guest is Dr. Joseph D’Souza

Dr. D’Souza is the International President of the Dalit Freedom Network (DFN), and works as a human rights advocate in India and other parts of Asia.  DFN is a movement bringing awareness and freedom to the Dalit people held in captivity and bondage.

Our verse for today is  Zechariah 7:8-10.

“This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.’”

 Isaiah 58:6-7

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: 
to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, 
to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”

Who are the “untouchables?”

The Dalits, also called the “untouchables,” “outcastes,” and most recently “slumdogs,” comprise nearly one quarter of India’s society, with population estimates of 250 million people. The term “Dalit” means “those who have been broken and ground down deliberately by those above them in the social hierarchy.” Dalits live at risk of discrimination, dehumanization, violence, and enslavement through human trafficking every day. By all global research and reports, the Dalits constitute the largest number of people categorized as victims of modern-day slavery.


The Dalit Freedom Network (DFN) is a human rights, non-government organization that partners with the Dalit people in India. They represent a vast network of justice-minded, modern-day abolitionists committed to bringing freedom to history’s longest standing oppressed people group. We believe that we can end Dalit injustices, such as human trafficking and child labor, and injustice.


Tammy’s One-Minute Tip

 1. Open your eyes

There is injustice all over the world. Be willing to see it and act on it.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  ~Anne Frank

2. Get involved

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.”  ~Dr. Seuss

3. Enlist another Soul

The only way to beat this injustice is to become larger than the injustice.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King


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