Joe Mason

Joe Mason
Joe Mason has been a ONE Regional Faith Leader in Missouri since 2011, at the inception of the faith outreach program. He works full-time as a videographer/journalist and travels the world documenting faith-based organizations involved in relief and development. He has worked in 18 countries, the majority of them developing nations. You can reach him on Twitter at @jm733.

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7 Tips for becoming a better anti-poverty advocate

7 Tips for becoming a better anti-poverty advocate

The ONE Power Summit is always an intense time of information, revelation, and motivation for me as a volunteer activist from Missouri. The training that my fellow ONE campaigners and I receive is the fuel that powers us through the year. In the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, the battle-weary come to D......
Interview: Hand of Hope’s David Meyer on faith and humanitarianism

Interview: Hand of Hope’s David Meyer on faith and humanitarianism

In every part of the world you’ll find incredible ONE members doing amazing things to make poverty history. I’d like to introduce you to one such person. His work spans the globe and impacts thousands on a daily basis. David Meyer is the CEO of a faith-based relief and development organization called Hand of Hope, whose m...
Meet Missouri’s newest ONE advocate: Doug Pitt!

Meet Missouri’s newest ONE advocate: Doug Pitt!

Our ONE members aren’t just special because they care about the world’s poorest people. They’re some of the most unique, extraordinary and mind-blowing people you’ll ever meet. Every now and then, we like to put the spotlight on a new all-star advocate and share their story. Today, I’d like to ......
What I learned about energy poverty from my visit to Liberia

What I learned about energy poverty from my visit to Liberia

Faith at ONE blogger Joe Mason recently traveled to Monrovia, Liberia as part of his work as a freelance journalist. Read how his trip ended up teaching all about energy poverty, a lack of access to the energy power systems that are necessary to sustain health and education services as well as economic growth. My first exp......
Clean water is not a calling – it’s a responsibility

Clean water is not a calling – it’s a responsibility

As people of faith, and as cohabitants of this planet, the knowledge that millions of people go regularly without clean drinking water should set off the alarms in our conscience. When we read in Scripture about Jesus’ miracles, it’s not hard to conclude that God cares about human suffering. All but one of Christ’s mira...
It’s our time as believers to end extreme poverty

It’s our time as believers to end extreme poverty

Global poverty is a subject that always evokes a great deal of emotion within me. To be honest, before I began traveling to developing countries and witnessing this scourge for myself, extreme poverty didn’t really enter my thoughts that much. Then one day, I met a young, growing family of eight in a remote village of Boliv...
An activist’s promise for 2013

An activist’s promise for 2013

At the start of 2013, I find myself looking back at the opportunities I’ve had over the years in my vocation. I remember the first time that I traveled to a foreign country. As a young photojournalist, I was nervous and excited all at once. I knew that my trip to a developing nation would…...
‘He just fed them’

‘He just fed them’

ONE Regional Faith Organizer Joe Mason recently traveled to Ethiopia to document a faith-based aid and development program. This morning, I took a walk down a busy street in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in order to take in some of the sights and smells of this ancient culture. Known for its wide variety of exotic spices that&hellip......
Real Stories: In the harsh Mathare slum, a bright spot

Real Stories: In the harsh Mathare slum, a bright spot

Joe Mason is a ONE Regional Faith Organizer in Missouri, and recently traveled to Kenya to document the work of faith groups who are making an impact in their community. Walking along the narrow alleys in this community of 800,000 cramped citizens, I have to maneuver carefully in order to avoid the rusty, sharp edges…...

Our question on faith and development, answered by the White House

ONE Regional Faith Organizer Joe Mason‘s question on faith, advocacy and development got answered during a recent White House Q&A. Here’s his report: Recently, the White House hosted an online Q&A session on innovation for global development. Since the subject is a passion of mine, I was immediately prompt......
Faith, action and Somalia: A reflection

Faith, action and Somalia: A reflection

Joe Mason is a regional faith organizer for ONE in Missouri and is passionate about mobilizing the Church. He shares a reflection of faith and advocacy after a recent trip to the Horn of Africa below: As I walk along the dry, dusty road that leads to Garissa, my teeth feel the gritty earth that…...
Getting loud at the St. Louis U2 show

Getting loud at the St. Louis U2 show

On a sweltering Sunday afternoon in July, ONE volunteers from across the Midwest gathered in St. Louis to “get loud” in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. Taking advantage of the largest event to hit Busch Stadium since the Beatles, ONE members signed up 2,374 new members at U2’s 360 tour. But th......