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Christian Social Justice

What Are You Getting Baby Jesus For The Holidays?

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

I am afraid the baby Jesus gets the short end of the stick during the holidays. Given it is his birthday, don't you think he should be on the list?

Church Gives Cash To Needy Congregants

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion

DEPEW, N.Y. -- Dozens of congregants at a western New York church received a little something extra while attending services this past weekend. Envel...

In God's Economy, Everyone Has Enough

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

I want us to get preoccupied with economic justice. I don't think we can rest until everyone has enough.

I’m In The 1% And I Pray You’ll Tax Me

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 11.11.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

I made it a point to be with Occupy Wall Street for a time. With my sign -- "I AM in the 1% PLEASE TAX ME!" -- I asked if I could join the others with signs. They welcomed me.

Social Justice: A Holy Struggle

Noah Baron | Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion
Noah Baron

This is a holy struggle, but it is not the one that the Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells would have you believe in. Our enemy is not the poor, but poverty; it is not homosexuality, but homophobia.

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25: Making The God Decision

Walter Brueggemann | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Walter Brueggemann

The Book of Joshua chronicles the way in which the land given by God has been taken by Israel. And now there are decisions to be made of life-or-death proportion concerning life in the new land.

Is The American Dream God's Dream?

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 12.31.2011 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

From its foundations the American dream has trumpeted the equality of all humanity. Yet, all the while, our economic system has prioritized the "equality" of some while blocking its realization among others.

#OccupyWallStreet: Without A Vision, The People Will Perish

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

There's a verse in Proverbs that speaks to this kind of moment in the movement's story. I learned it in the Baptist traditions as, "Without a vision, the people will perish."

God's Economy

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

In God's economy, a faithful coalition of people can have a greater impact toward a more just society when they pool resources, enact strategies, build bridges and challenge the status quo.

Religion And Immigration: We Have Not Yet Begun To Love

Fr. Richard Rohr | Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion
Fr. Richard Rohr

One would think that people who insist on being monotheistic would be the first in line to walk across the artificial boundaries created by nation states, class systems, cultures and even religions. But often they are the last!

Rich And Poor, From St. Luke To Warren Buffett

Thomas Worcester | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Thomas Worcester

In Luke's story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus makes clear that his disciples must not spurn the poor and the injured, they must not pass by those requiring healing and assistance.

Occupy America: A New Great Awakening

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

For Christians, supporting the Occupy America protests should be clear-cut. The protesters are lifting up principles of compassion, justice and love. These principles are central to the Christian faith.

Matthew 22:1-11: A Biblical Case Of Class Warfare

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

Much in this country's political landscape has centered on equal access and opportunity for all. First century C.E. New Testament literature points to similar struggles.

What Are You Called To Do? Finding Spiritual Purpose In The Field

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 11.24.2011 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field." --Matthew 13:44

The Power To Choose Life

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Troy Davis issued a statement this morning saying, "I will not stop fighting until I've taken my last breath." What Troy knows is that all of us still have the power to choose life.

Texas Republicans Should Read The Bible

Carl Gibson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Carl Gibson

If America is to truly be guided by Christian values, Christians would do well to vote for those who actually practice what they preach.

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32: Prophetic Vision For A Just Economic Future

Greg Carey | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Greg Carey

True prophets reveal God's world to us, and that world judges the inadequate truths by which we live. zekiel reveals the enormous gap between our ways of accounting things and the ways of God.

The Christian Tradition Of Healthcare

Richard Stearns | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Richard Stearns

The ministry of providing care to the physically sick as well as the spiritually needy harkens back to Jesus' own ministry on the earth and the earliest ministry of the first Christians.

Pass The American Jobs Acts For A Stronger, More Moral America

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

It is time to change course and embrace a vision of America where no one is left behind. Creating jobs now will lower the unemployment rate, reduce poverty and instill hope for the future.

Matthew 20:1-16: Justice Comes In The Evening

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

A God who is "just" is inclined to show special generosity to the poor and outcast. No wonder the respectable people get anxious.

Giving 1 Percent Of Jesus To Somalia

Sami Awad | Posted 11.12.2011 | Religion
Sami Awad

Those who commit their lives to following Jesus are asked to follow in His steps. Many will argue that these are challenging tasks. If Jesus was here today, He would not do anything we cannot do ourselves.

A Christian Ethic of Social Justice: Will A Bible Fill An Empty Stomach?

Zach Hunter | Posted 11.02.2011 | Religion
Zach Hunter

We understand that it is not enough to talk, talk is cheap. We must "Be the change that [we] wish to see in the world." Because of this knowledge, students are shaping solutions to many social ills

Dirty Tomatoes: A Spiritual And Dietary Proposal

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 10.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

I never really understood religious dietary restrictions, and to be honest, I've never even given up chocolate for Lent. But this kind of dietary scruple makes sense to me.

Religious Leaders Battle Alabama Immigration Law

Posted 10.20.2011 | Religion

By Kent Faulk Religion News Service BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) Alabama religious leaders have filed statements in federal court expressing their conce...

Jesus, Bombs And Ice Cream

Shane Claiborne | Posted 10.13.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

I am teaming up with Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, and an all-star cast to create a little event to provoke the imagination on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.