The Justice Project (emersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith)

The Justice Project (emersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith)

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Overview

Never has the world been in greater need of Christians who "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God."

Justice and the call for change are in the air. Whether it's extreme poverty, human rights, racism, or the Middle East, news outlets bombard us with stories about the need for justice in the world. How are Christians to respond? The Justice Project invites you to deepen your understanding of the pressures our world faces and to take up the challenge of alleviating them.



"Put together by exemplary leaders, this will be a handbook for any who are committed to working for biblically based social justice. It's comprehensive and brilliantly well written."--Tony Campolo

"Absolutely dazzling. Here is a choir for social justice that makes the prophets smile. The editors have conducted a symphony of voices, harmonizing without homogenizing. You may find some voices here a little high pitched or unfamiliar, but together they are magical. These authors are not just the 'usual suspects' of the religious left, but signs of a movement that is coloring outside the lines of partisan politics and stale debates in a post-religious right world. They insist that our faith must be as daring and sassy, as gentle and fascinating, as our lover, Jesus."--Shane Claiborne

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441210951
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: emersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Brian McLaren is internationally known as an author, speaker, pastor, and networker among innovative Christian leaders, thinkers, and activists. He is the author of over ten highly acclaimed books on contemporary Christianity, including the A New Kind of Christian trilogy, A Generous Orthodoxy, and The Secret Message of Jesus. He lives in Maryland.

Elisa Padilla is executive director for the Kairos Foundation. Kairos works through publishing, theological education, community ministries, and the Kairos Retreat Center to encourage disciples of Jesus Christ to live out their faith in every area of life. Elisa and her family live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ashley Bunting Seeber is a graduate student pursuing an MA in the Bible and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Sheffield in the UK. She and her husband live in Geneva, Switzerland, and are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva.

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warrenwade on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This anthology touches on nearly everything unjust, and everything that Christians should work to ameliorate and end. While comprehensive in its breadth, it lacks depth, though this is not a failure. The content enclosed in this book provides poignant synopses of topics from motivation and inspiration for the call of Christian Justice to injustices in desperate need of Christian attention, from reason to response.If you are wondering about why Christians should care about justice, read this book. If you¿re curious about areas in which you could be dedicating yourself to justice, read this book. Allow this book to be a catalyst for judicious studies of justice and know that this book forces you to delve deeper. It¿s compelling summaries mandate that you peruse other volumes for more.And, most importantly ¿ since no book can make you fully aware of the injustices in this world that you are called to address ¿ it asks you to put down the book and experience the injustice and proclaim the Gospel in word and deed against it.¿Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.¿ ¿ Proverbs 31:9