(RNS) — “Protecting our hope” means never losing hope that love is more powerful than hatred, life more powerful than death, mercy more powerful than condemnation. As Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson says, “We are all more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”
Over the weekend, U.S. Special Operations forces trapped terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who then killed himself with a suicide blast. The world is safer with al-Baghdadi no longer planning terrorist activities. But that doesn’t mean we should cheer his death.
A church social justice committee can keep members informed and educated on issues confronting the community and can work with social justice committees of other congregations to have a powerful impact.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The hope for a better life for all Missourians — especially those whose circumstances have robbed them of dignity — is systemic change to open the American dream to everyone. “Claim the dream” repeatedly rang out at Quinn Chapel AME Church
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (ABP) – The gay-marriage debate is about far more than sex, says a leader of one of three Baptist groups working together to defeat an upcoming vote to amend North Carolina’s constitution to recognize marriage as only between a man and a woman.
The world’s brokenness calls out for Christians who will speak courageously on behalf of justice and fairness, a trio of pastors told participants at the New Baptist Covenant II satellite sessions in Oklahoma City.
Christ’s parable of the judgment of sheep and goats as recorded in Matthew’s Gospel deals more with justice than charity, said Nicholas Wolterstorff, professor emeritus of philosophical theology at Yale University.