More than 8 million people in the Republic of South Sudan will celebrate their first Independence Day on July 9. It is only a beginning of a long road for this new nation's people to live up to their potential.
If you believe that human trafficking -- modern-day slavery -- primarily takes place in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, you're like most people. But there are more slaves in the U.S. today than at any time in history.
Every Christian, regardless of political affiliation, is called to take up the cause of the poor and the needy because that is God's heart, and we will be calling every legislator who says they are a Christian.
The Second Great Awakening and the Fundamentalist Movement sought to transform the United States into a distinctly Christian nation and, in that way, paved the way for the Christian Right of our own time.
I met with a couple of filmmakers at the church I serve and together we decided to create Public Service Announcements with the aim of helping people understand what social justice is and its place at the center of Christian faith.
As we think about the misery of Jesus, we begin to realize the hardships of other humans. We take the time to remember the distress of those in Haiti. We reflect on those who have been bombed in their cities. We imagine what it is like to live with the threat of Malaria or AIDS.
A Million Christians for Social Justice will bring us together to fight injustice and inequality, to fight hunger and hopelessness, and, ultimately, to love and nourish all the souls that are part of God's creation.