...what's changed is that over many years political leaders have made immigration appear dangerous, corrupt and illegal—even on the occasions when it is actually totally legal according to our laws.
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.
This blog is about asylum and stopping criminalizing people because of their country of origin or the color of their skin. I'm saying that if someone arrives to the U.S. and wants to plead asylum...
Can you please point out where this blog makes the “conflating” error that you are referring to? Also, are you implying that it’s crime to approach a port of entry and plead for asylum? The level...
I can tell you’re passionate about sharing another perspective on this topic. Maybe you would like to post a counter point blog on the benefits of criminalizing legal immigrants if you feel there...
This blog wonders why people who follow the law are sometimes cast as criminals—not just in terms of asylum seekers but even on the occasion where U.S. born citizens are called rude names and told...
Check out in the link below another explanation of the legality of seeking asylum. It’s not really a two sided thing it just is what it is, it’s legal. It isn’t a perfect system but for people who...
I think this fits with a gospel centered denomination because people at the Southern border who arrive and ask for asylum are obeying the law and yet they are being cast as criminals.
Thank you for your thoughts, Susan. Applying for asylum is legal. My interest in writing this article was to process the idea that people who are doing things the right way are still characterized...
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...posted on: How Do You Define "Justice"?
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.posted on: How Do You Define "Justice"?