Social Justice

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Reflection: Why Should Followers of Jesus Care about International Development? A Whiteboard Animation

A 60-second whiteboard animation illustrates these and other key principles:

• “Rescue the weak and the needy;
  deliver them from the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 82:4).

• “Give the hungry something to eat; welcome the stranger; look after the sick” (Matthew 25:34-36).

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Popular Approaches to Anti-Racism Are Influenced by Secularism and Are Self-Defeating

by Jim Harries

While this analysis of anti-racism is based upon case studies from Black African communities, it also applies to the situation in the United States in 2017 when racist attitudes and actions are publicly resurfacing after having been somewhat subdued by anti-racist legislation and general culture.

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Reflection: Isaiah 32 and 34: Societal Chaos

by Beth Snodderly

The need for international development exists because societies and their land are in chaos to one degree or another. In Isaiah 32 societal chaos is being overcome by the intervention of God’s Spirit. In this chapter we see a metaphorical image of the consequences for societies whose people practice ungodliness, who use wicked schemes to leave the hungry empty, and who destroy the poor with their lies: “The fortress will be abandoned, the noisy city deserted; citadel and watchtower will become a wasteland forever” (Isa. 32:14).

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