Justice & Culture

Catholics for Justice

Missionaries of Mercy: Evangelicals and Catholics for Justice

Guest Post by Peter Goodwin Heltzel “Writing theology is like writing a love letter,” said Gustavo Gutiérrez, the author of A Theology of Liberation, on Wednesday May 6th at Fordham University in New York City. As we passionately write love letters to our beloved, so we should write theology passionately about our God. Merciful love …

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forgiveness is the most exciting word

Why forgiveness is the most exciting word you know. (Seriously!)

Forgiveness. What a tired word. It lacks energy. It sounds like it has a “hmphh” in it. It lands like a thud. For Americans, who love everything to be moving forward—new stuff, exciting and heroic stuff—forgiveness sounds about as exciting as going to the library. It feels old. It looks backward. It’s slowing down to …

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Education for Justice

Why Education is Important to Pursuing Justice

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” This statement is attributed to Nelson Mandela, and it describes why, in 2008, we founded Kilns College in Bend, Oregon.  So we can also say, Education is really Important to Pursuing Justice Kilns is a unique startup—a community of learners united …

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Prayer for Peace: Reflections from the Holy Land

Melissa McCreery and Tamara Wytsma by the wall dividing Israel and Gaza in Netiv Ha’Asara. Guest Post by Melissa McCreery I wrote the prayer below while sitting on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, reflecting on a week filled with some of the most uplifting conversations and experiences, as well as some of the most devastating, …

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