At the current pace of production, people in much of the world likely won’t have access to a COVID vaccine until 2024 and developing countries are at the back of the line. How can we live justly, love mercy, and advocate for compassionate and just vaccine distribution?
Kris Van Engen
For international relief and development staff working with communities on the front lines of climate change, the compounding effects of a slight increase in sea level or temperature can mean the difference between success and famine.
Live Justly is an in-depth scriptural and practical study to help people live justly in 6 key areas of life: advocacy, prayer, consumption, generosity, creation care and relationships.
This summer, North American pastors received an invitation from the CRC Office of Social Justice to submit sermons on the topic of immigration. We're exicted to announce the winner!
The Paris meetings will likely provide a once-in-a-decade opportunity for the CRCNA to further implement Synod 2012’s powerful statement on climate change, calling for involvement and advocacy at all levels.
Have you ever talked about immigration from the pulpit? The Office of Social Justice invites you to participate in the Immigration Preaching Challenge as a way to respond to God's call to be truth tellers.
Do you have plans for how to stay alert to injustice in 2015? Here are 10 books we recommend to raise your awareness about certain justice issues and to empower you to act.
Kurt Ver Beek, a Calvin College Professor, was in Honduras during the Hurricane Mitch (which took 14,000 lives in 1998). Later, he did a research on the lower than expected benefits of sending volunteers out from North America.
This webinar will cover an overview of why so many churches are speaking out and calling our current immigration system unjust, a layout of the ways that churches are called to welcome the stranger, and a preview of the new Church Between Borders workshop.
For the last few years CRWRC, continuing as World Renew, and the Office of Social Justice and Hunger Action (OSJ) have teamed up to offer advent devotions. This year, we are offering the advent series again, and here's a preview of what to expect.
Thanks, Eric I think you already made that opinion clear in your previous series of posts.posted on: It’s Time to Stop Talking About Justice
I wouldn't be so quick to say that mercy is simply giving without obligation because scripture's use of that word goes way deeper than that--beyond a world of obligations and transactional...
There is no peace without justice. If you take the theme of justice and peace being inextricably linked out of your theology, you're left with irrelevant spirituality.
I love this post. There is another thread going on where the author is trying to separate justice from peace and defines justice only as people following the law and being punished when they don't...posted on: It’s Time to Stop Talking About Justice
You've got it mixed up. Justice isn't the earthly achievement of shalom. Justice is a condition for shalom.
This Micah Network Statement, which puts justice in a context where it actually takes form and has hopes for the reign of Christ to transform real people's lives, is one of our most useful pieces...
I would recommend trying some Bible study to hear more about how peace and justice really are conflated. Psalm 85 for example celebrates the day when peace and justice kiss. (Is kiss stronger...
A coalition of CRC agencies have done some work on the challenges that you are describing. #1. They recommend partnering with a trusted agency--the agency will have a had a long term relationship...
I think it's important to continue to trust in God's promises too. Creation is a gift and when we don't take care of it--whether it's toxic water that no one can drink, degraded soil that won't...
It also includes people who are volunteering for free.