March 18, 2020

It is up to the communities that face oppression to determine what methods they will use to liberate themselves. It must not be determined for them by their oppressors. Jesus stood within his own oppressed community and taught that nonviolence was the better way. Read more

March 16, 2020

Will we be a source of genuine light in our world’s oppression and exploitation, or will we choose a blinding light that actually results in death for us all? James Douglass offers hope: “How does one live at the [potential] end of the world? By beginning a new one.” Read more

March 13, 2020

“At its source, it’s not about a lone hero who does something revolutionary on our behalf. It’s a call to participate, with others, in a community of healing justice.” Read more

March 11, 2020

This individualistic interpretation makes the kingdom abstract. It does not address systemic injustice, oppression, or violence in concrete ways. This might explain why this interpretation resonates largely with the elites. Read more

March 9, 2020

And even if it doesn’t come to full fruition in our lifetimes, the kind of world we want to create cannot receive its finishing touches by future generations if we haven’t either laid the groundwork for them or kept building today on the foundations of those that have come before us. Read more

March 6, 2020

Are you seeing calls for societal change threatening the status quo today? Are you seeing concern and fear from the establishment toward movements for distributive justice or for a larger swath of people? Read more

March 4, 2020

Ignorance is inevitable: our experiences are not all the same. But division is optional. Each of us can choose repentance. And if repentance is genuinely present, forgiveness can be chosen as well. Read more

March 2, 2020

“Justice is not giving people who have been marginalized or discriminated against simply an equal opportunity to compete in a system that still economically exploits a certain class . . . BOTH exclusionary and marginalizing practices and economic exploitation are rejected in favor of including everyone at a shared table.” Read more

February 28, 2020

“Change can scare those benefitting from the present system no matter how unjust that system may be for others. Sadly the moderates in any given society typically side with the establishment, not with those being most marginalized.” Read more

February 26, 2020

There are two types of justice work. One seeks to give people equal access to a competitive system where there will still be winners and losers regardless of race, gender, orientation, or other traits. The other is a type of social justice that seeks to include everyone, yet has a radical vision for a society of no more winners and losers, and cooperation over competition. Read more

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