Tag Archives: justice

Advent 4: Liberation!

The Advent of our God Our prayers must now employ, And we must meet him on his road With hymns of holy joy. The everlasting Son Incarnate soon shall be : He will a servant’s form put on, To make … Continue reading

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Refuge and watering holes from Aleppo to Wales

Before the war, I didn’t pay attention to how much water I used. But now, water is like gold for me. It’s practically holy. (29-year-old Ali) Water sourced from underground wells in Aleppo (Photo: Aref Haj Youssef/Reuters) Aleppo is heartbreakingly … Continue reading

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What are the things that matter..?

  Intuitively and instinctively we can sense that Martin Luther King Jr. is right. But it might actually turn out to be the prior challenge with which we are really wrestling; what are the things that matter? Do we know? … Continue reading

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On fairness, symmetry and beauty: a curation of beautiful thoughts on justice

When we speak of beauty, attention sometimes falls on the beautiful object, at others times on the perceiver’s cognitive act of beholding the beautiful thing, and at still other times on the creative act that is prompted by ones being … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just Mercy. A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson

Guest blog: with thanks to Marijke Hoek, Co-editor Carnival Kingdom and Micah’s Challenge When the apostle Paul addresses the variety of gifts within the Christian community, he specifies that the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good (1 … Continue reading

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Universal instinct for justice?

Universal instinct for justice? Apparently we share across all cultures five innate perceptions that form the foundations of all our moral cultures.1 These are as follows: First, our sense of care and nurture engenders kindness and the development of empathy … Continue reading

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key issues for equipping the church for mission today – a short reflection (part 3)

In order to keep this short, I don’t propose to critique the contemporary meaning of some of the key words in this title; equipping, church, mission. Of course, the concepts of church and mission are in flux – dealing with … Continue reading

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