Christian girls ministry starts 'No Makeup November' - New York News

Christian girls ministry starts 'No Makeup November'

Updated:

By: Herb Scribner, Deseret News

While men across the country are growing out their beards and fine-tuning their mustaches for "No Shave November," a religious ministry has begun a movement for women and girls to wipe away their makeup this month.

Rave Ministries, a Christian girls community, has kicked off a new movement, “No Makeup November,” which, according to the ministry's website, calls for women and girls across the country to remove their makeup and show their true beauty.

“It is a ‘call to arms,' so to speak, to remember the one who gave us life, the one who gave us worth, and it is because of him and through him that we are able to see ourselves through the eyes of Christ,” according to Rave's website.

Rave also offered a YouTube video to promote the movement, which shows one girl being dressed in makeup.

“It is our hope that women everywhere can see themselves as a true masterpiece intricately and purposefully woven together by the creator of the universe,” the ministry's website stated.

Religion News Service reported “No Makeup November” will be celebrated by girls from 37 states and seven countries, and about 1,000 people have registered to participate. But Rave expects about 4,000 to take part in the month-long activity.

Unlike “No Shave November,” which raises awareness for cancer prevention, “No Makeup November” is about raising awareness for true beauty, RNS reported.

“It's bringing awareness to true beauty and to taking off the mask,” Becca Daniel, a team leader at Rave Ministries, told RNS. “I believe that there's a need because of the culture that we live in. It's just very much beauty-saturated: ‘beauty' meaning what's on the outside.”

But a student writer at The Auburn Plainsman, a student newspaper for Auburn University, said participating in “No Makeup November” hasn't been easy. She said in the past she “knew I could bat my mascaraed eyelashes and get what I wanted. I was tenacious with teachers, arguing my point like a lawyer.”

Without the makeup, though, she's finding her true identity.

"Someone can be beautiful, of course, but there is always so much more to everyone we meet," wrote Becky Sheehan. "No one is simply one thing all the time. No single word can define a person perfectly - let alone an entire gender."


Original Post

Copyright 2013 Deseret Digital Media, Inc.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Amazon ships first order from New Jersey

    Amazon ships first order from New Jersey

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:31:08 GMT
    The world's biggest online retailer has shipped its first order from its new distribution center in New Jersey. The Interplak All-In-One Sonic Water Jet was sent from Robbinsville to an Amazon customer in New York. Amazon says it expects to employ more than 1,000 full-time employees at the 1 million-square-foot center just outside of Trenton.
    The world's biggest online retailer has shipped its first order from its new distribution center in New Jersey. The Interplak All-In-One Sonic Water Jet was sent from Robbinsville to an Amazon customer in New York. Amazon says it expects to employ more than 1,000 full-time employees at the 1 million-square-foot center just outside of Trenton.

  • Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:28:00 GMT
    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Manhattan shootout is out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was left Bellevue Hospital shortly after noon on Wednesday. Hundreds of his fellow police officers cheered as Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato.

    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Manhattan shootout is out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was left Bellevue Hospital shortly after noon on Wednesday. Hundreds of his fellow police officers cheered as Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato. Police Commissioner William Bratton has said the detective's protective vest may have saved his life.


  • 5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    5 annoying things about the New York City subway

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:07:01 GMT
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about subways in New York City.
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about subways in New York City.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices