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Christian Social Justice

Racism, The Church And The Fierce Urgency Of Now

Kathryn M. Lohre | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Kathryn M. Lohre

While the truths The Rev. Dr. King spoke in 1963 endure, the churches and society are rapidly changing, raising new questions about what it means to uphold a vision for racial equality, equity and justice. There is urgency now, even as there was in 1963, to pray with our feet.

MLK: Our Prophet Of Economic Justice

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

This year on his holiday, with the poverty rate at more than 16 percent, let us not allow the corporate media coverage to yet again ignore the great crusade for economic justice that Dr. King was spearheading by 1968.

The Evangelical Grassroots Mobilization for Immigration Reform

Don Golden | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion
Don Golden

The unprecedented grassroots effort includes many channels to keep challenge participants inspired and informed, including a social media campaign that has already reached over hundreds of thousands of people.

'Everybody Can Be Great, Because Anybody Can Serve'

Wayne Meisel | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

This may be the defining quote in today's community service movement. But if Dr. King were alive today, what would he think of our culture of service? How would he respond to the great disconnect that often exists between faith and service?

The Fight Against A 'National Sin'

Sharon Grimberg | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Sharon Grimberg

Clergymen urged caution, warning that action against slavery might enrage Southerners. Their timidity made Garrison livid.

What Every American Should Know About Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist Prophet

John Stauffer | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion
John Stauffer

For Douglass, there was an intimate link between individual conversion and social reform. The path of reform flowed outward from self to society. Before eradicating social evil, you first had to purify the self.

Speak And Act As Prophets Did: The Teachings Of Dr. King And Rabbi Heschel

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Forty years have passed since Dr. King and Rabbi Heschel worked and witnessed among us. Perhaps, like a biblical generation that represents a pregnant pause before a major transformation, we may be ready to act for a transformative rebirth in our time.

Bending Toward Justice, New Year's Day And The Moral Universe

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

This year, Americans seem to have applied their spiritual, social and political values in positive ways that can give us hope for the future. This was done, for the most part, without preachers, rabbis, priests or imams directing us or admonishing us.

My God Lives On The Street

Adam Bucko | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Adam Bucko

Where is God? He is here on this street, laying naked in the gutter. He is here on this street, homeless. He is here on this street, in all the lonely and unwanted, waiting for our love. I wonder, what will it take for us to notice Him?

WATCH: Wm. Paul Young: Coming To Find Us

Travis Reed | Posted 09.26.2014 | Religion
Travis Reed

"The Shack" author, Wm. Paul Young, and his thoughts on the crisis of Advent.

Putting Ourselves In The Line Of Fire, Part II

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 02.08.2013 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

Faith means taking action. Spirituality without action is fruitless and social action without spirituality is heartless. At All Saints, we are boldly political without being partisan.

Radley Balko

Arrest Of Catholic Anti-War Protester Highlights Emergence, Tension With Church’s Progressive Side | Radley Balko | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Anti-war activist Brian Terrell began serving a six-month sentence Friday at the federal prison camp in Yankton, South Dakota. Last April, Terrell and...

No Safe Place: Uncertainty For Syrian Child Refugees As Winter Approaches

Patricia Mouamar | Posted 02.02.2013 | Religion
Patricia Mouamar

Ten-year-old Raed is scared. Recently, he ran away to hide. The lightning reminded him of all the sounds of bombing he heard when he was back in Syria.

Putting Ourselves In The Line Of Fire

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

Throughout our history, All Saints Church has often been in the line of fire -- and we're proud of that. Most importantly, we still are right where we want to be.

Churches Must Help Nation From Falling Off The Cliff

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Falling off the cliff would mean that we would not only stop progress toward faithful goals but that we would fall further behind as the nation returns to recession and economic turmoil.

Faith And Service: Healing The Great Divorce

Wayne Meisel | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

As service became a defining aspect of growing up in America, the infrastructure moved from the church to the schools and became so secularized that conversations around faith were discouraged -- even taboo.

The Value of Chump Change: Mark 12:38-44

Greg Carey | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

The widow we encounter in Mark 12:38-44 provides a case study in poverty and oppression. Unable to confront poverty, we have turned her into something safer -- an example of generosity.

Hope And Love: The New Moral Majority

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 01.07.2013 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

It was a very long, tense election night. But ultimately, hope and love won. Misogyny, racism and homophobia lost. The people of the United States voted, and on sexual justice issues, we are the new moral majority.

Goodbye, Christian America; Hello, True Christianity

Richard Stearns | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Richard Stearns

Christians can stop worrying about the symbols of the decline of Christian America and get back to the mission Jesus gave us to show the world a different way to live -- a way that demonstrates the great character of God.

George McGovern And The Social Gospel Movement To End Hunger

Chris Herlinger | Posted 12.22.2012 | Religion
Chris Herlinger

The death of George McGovern -- the son of a Methodist minister and himself briefly a seminary student at a Methodist institution -- is a reminder of the good of that Protestant reform impulse, rooted in the Social Gospel movements of the early and mid-20th century.

FaithStreet: A Company Connecting Communities

Diana Mao | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Diana Mao

FaithStreet is doing something right: connecting people to churches and empowering churches to serve even more people in the community, increasing the common good.

Christ In The Cotton Patch: Clarence Jordan And Koinonia Farm

Casey N. Cep | Posted 10.24.2016 | Religion
Casey N. Cep

This is a Jesus who, like Jordan, would not tolerate segregation. A Christ who, like Clarence, would not abide economic injustice.

Hope From The Killing Fields

Jack Levison | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Jack Levison

At a time of global crisis, when so many children are poor, so many parents hopeless, so many nations teetering on the brink of genocide, perhaps these reflections about my visit to Cambodia will bring a glimmer of hope from the Killing Fields.

Meeting The Demands Of A New Generation Of Christian Leaders

Tim Suttle | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Born out of the traditions of the civil rights movement, the Christian Community Development Association is now engaging a new generation of pastors, prophets and ministers. This next generation of CCDA will naturally look somewhat different from previous generations.

Standing On Holy Ground

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
World Vision

Though he was being bestowed with the high honor of an international peace prize in front of dignitaries and soldiers, he humbly knelt down to ask for mercy. I could think of nothing else to do than to take off my shoes.