Category: Social Justice

How Can We Achieve Peace?

Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity...

How to Avoid War

Avoid a war at all costs; but it is not a one-sided affair, you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. ~ Indira Gandhi

Following Jesus and Stereotyping Islam

By Matthew Kaemingk The evidence is overwhelming: Muslim immigrants in the West do not define themselves, Westerners do that for them. Throughout Western media and popular discourse Muslim immigrants are constantly being discussed, described, caricatured,...

On War

One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. ~ Agatha Christie

On Listening

Love listens. It is its first task to listen. All things and all people, so to speak, call on us with small or loud voices. They want us to listen, they want us to...

Appalling Silence and Indifference

It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference...

Mother of Exiles

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the...

The Power of Story

Every social justice movement that I know of has come out of people sitting in small groups, telling their life stories, and discovering that other people have shared similar experiences. ~ Gloria Steinem

Costly Grace

An interview with Rev. Rob Schenck By Kristyn Komarnicki “One of my favorite moments in the Gospels is when Jesus told his disciples what would be the hallmark of a Christian: ‘By this shall...