Reflections on Faith and Justice

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8

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I am excited to share with you my thoughts on matters related to faith and social justice. There are many important issues confronting our society today. Among them are poverty, violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, and many others. These issues are currently being addressed in policies related to voting rights, immigration reform, affordable health care, marriage equality, gun control, gender equity, and other topics being debated in the public sphere.

I believe that it is important; indeed, it is imperative for people of faith to participate in these discussions.  We have a moral imperative to call people of faith to action based on a prophetic tradition that challenges us to care for the poor, seek justice for the oppressed, aid the widow and the orphan, and build communities in which all are welcome at the table.

Thus, we seek to move the discourse beyond the political to the moral, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of our society. It maintains that religious discourse does not belong to one political group or party, but there is a diversity of beliefs and practices. We are called to grapple with the ethical mandates of our religious traditions and determine how best to apply them so that we can do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

I hope that you will join our discussion. I look forward to honest, respectful dialogue that begins at our spiritual center and works outward toward a kingdom of love and justice, toward the Kingdom of God.




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