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Social Justice

What is salvation? How is it received? Scripture continually holds two images of salvation in tension with one another, with neither image neglecting the other. […] Read More

Even if we live in integrated neighborhoods, we often live within the segregated silos of our memories and histories apart from the memories and histories of our neighbors of color. That’s why Black History Month is for all of us. […] Read More

One might expect that religions adequately address or provide ameliorative strategies to reduce or eliminate poverty, but that’s not always the case. Here’s an overview of how several great religions view poverty. […] Read More

Wage theft is all around us – some estimates say billions of dollars a year unpaid – falling hardest on the most vulnerable, particularly black workers. However, what is wrong can be made right. […] Read More

Some folks may prefer otherwise, but the ability to follow the rules isn’t the defining factor for being welcomed into God’s kingdom because following the law can’t make a person acceptable before God. […] Read More

Trained as a Baptist minister, Walter Rauschenbusch, consumed with a passion for social justice, thought America had made great economic strides forward but was still far behind in its moral responsibility. What would he say today? […] Read More

Although many conservative white evangelicals decry social justice, using terms like “social justice warrior” as a pejorative, it’s impossible to separate it from the Kingdom of God. Let’s explore what the Bible means by justice. […] Read More

As citizens grapple with their racist history and combat modern-day bigotry at the highest levels, Childish Gambino’s Grammy win is a prophetic moment when art speaks truth to culture. And James Cone reminds us why we need justice. […] Read More

Fred Korematsu, born 100 years ago today, is increasingly becoming recognized as the civil rights hero he was. In 1942, he challenged the internment of 117,000 ethnic Japanese people, the majority of whom were U.S. citizens. […] Read More

Reading the final works of Martin Luther King Jr. through the lens of contemporary efforts to function as a more just society produces a kind of déjà vu. It’s a vivid reminder of how far we have come – and how far we haven’t. […] Read More