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Series

We occasionally run series on Do Justice to provoke deeper discussion and learning about a topic from multiple angles or perspectives. Have a look!

 

  • Seeing Beyond the Immigration Rhetoric

    Opinions tend to run high about the issues of immigration and refugee resettlement, but often our shared set of facts runs low. 

    But immigration isn't just a political battleground or a Facebook debate. Decisions about border security, refugee resettlement targets, detention, DACA, ICE...all these decisions affect our friends, our neighbors, our fellow Christians.

    Facts matter because immigrants matter. They (we!) matter to God. 

    So what's actually happening...

  • Power Over/Power With

    We all have some power. Power to act, to choose, to alter our world and affect others, is part of being image-bearers of God.

    Yet power can so easily become corrupt and be used to marginalize, manipulate, or control others. When we are unaware of or not careful with the power we hold, we can cause deep harm.

    Jesus’ way...

  • Pro-Mama

    Life is a gift from God. Caring for new human life, whether in the womb or outside of it, means caring for mothers (and families!).

    Those first tender 1000 days, from conception to age 2, set an important foundation for flourishing. If mothers and families receive care and support during those first 1,000 days, their precious babies can begin life...

  • The Land We Stand On

    Land is sacred. 

    As Reformed Christians who know that all of life is sacred, this shouldn’t be news to us. And yet, we’ve too often fallen for the lies of our culture. We are taught, implicitly, every day, that land is a resource to be consumed, an asset to be optimized. But we are more than consumers—we are stewards.

    And...

  • Thinking Downstream

    “The poor and needy search for water,
        but there is none;
        their tongues are parched with thirst.
    But I the Lord will answer them;
        I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
     I will make rivers flow on barren heights,
        and springs within the valleys.” (Isaiah 41:17-18a)

     

    Throughout the biblical text, the pattern is clear. When the...

  • Israel-Palestine: The View From Here

    When it comes to the conflict in Israel-Palestine, opinions are many but facts are often thin. When we’re working with different facts, real conversation about the conflict and real contributions to positive change become difficult.

    • Who is the persecuted Church in Israel-Palestine?
    • Would Jesus be a Zionist?
    • What should North American Christians know about the situation in Israel/Palestine? What is
    • ...
  • Justice and Our Reformed Confessions

    Doing justice is an integral part of how Reformed churches understand the call of the Gospel. We’re marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this month by listening carefully to our Reformed confessions. What does the call to do justice sound like in the Belgic Confession? What does the Heidelberg Catchesim’s treatment of the Ten Commandments teach us about what it looks like to love our neighbors? What do the Canons of...

  • The Problems with Porn

    Pornography has become more easily accessible and affordable. Porn is addictive, and yet 9 in 10 boys and 6 in 10 girls are exposed to pornography before the age of 18. Often first exposure to pornography is accidental and online. Online pornography that is available today is drastically different from previous generations – both in terms of violent content and ease...

  • Advocacy Works Series

    Seeking the well-being of others before seeking our own does not come naturally to us as sinful people, but it is part of God’s calling on our lives. Doing justice is a spiritual discipline along the lines of other spiritual disciplines. Through it, God intends to shape us more closely into his image and to demonstrate his character to the world.

  • How to Stay in Conversation with “the Other Side”

    “A conversation space for justice in the Christian Reformed Church.” Do Justice seeks to encourage people to have conversations around justice. But how do we stay in dialogue with people who strongly disagree with us on an issue we are passionate about, especially when that issue affects the lives of people in very tangible ways? How do we foster conversation...

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