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10 Top Articles in 2014

Do Justice has been around for a year and a half! Here are our greatest hits of 2014:

  1. The Boko Haram Kidnappings' CRC Connection (Ron Geerlings and Peter Vandermeulen)

    "So this is personal – not just to us but to the CRCNA. I remember this area, its farmers, and church leaders. We have been at schools just like the burned-out shell you see on the news."

  2. What should I do when someone on the street asks me for money? (Jane Halton)

    "I’ve been told by people who ask for money not to give it out because it gets used for the wrong reasons. Why do I do now when asked? What should I do when I know you can eat for free more than five times a day in my neighborhood? What should I do when I have money in my pocket and don’t want to lie but don’t want to give cash?"

  3. Ferguson: A New Low? (Dominique D Gilliard)

    "However, let me make one more clarifying point here: to say that black lives matter, is not to say that other lives do not. Actually, it is the inverse. To say that black lives matter within a nation that has, over the course of its history, deemed black life as criminal and subhuman—even going as far as legally constituting black people as property instead of humans—is to say that the lives of what has been rendered 'the least of these,' matter."

  4. Welcoming the Stranger (Kate Kooyman)

    "I got in the habit of reciting a little mantra on the way to daycare, while hyper-extending my elbow so that I could hold hands with my toddler in the back seat: 'Sometimes Mommy goes away. But she will always come back. Can you say that with me? She will always come back.'"

  5. Praying for #Ferguson (Shannon Jammal-Hollemans and Derek Atkins)

    "God of peace, as we hear stories and see images of racial injustice and unrest, we confess that our first instinct is to protect ourselves. Lord, forgive us for the many ways that we segregate ourselves from those who are different from us."

  6. When Justice-Types Tie the Knot (Marie Vogel)

    "We wanted to minimize our consumption of energy, resources, packaging, transportation, and overseas factory labor. We registered for a few material things but focused our registry on gifts of time. There are lots of alternative registries."

  7. We are Iraqi, We are Christian (Greg Sinclair)

    "#WeareN is not only about persecution of Christians. When one religious minority suffers, all suffer."

  8. A Lament for Immigration (Part 1) (Kate Kooyman...again!)

    "It's hard for me to be a Christian in these times. I'm happy sowing those seeds when we're close to our goal; but when I need to take the long view, when I need to pick up my bag of seeds and keep sowing in spite of the sure truth that nothing is going to grow, I get weary. I'd rather throw down that bag and cry."

  9. Not to Speak is to Speak (Sarah Hamm)

    "Can I be honest with you, reader? The last thing I want to do is write an article about Gaza. Let us move away from the words and the numbers for a moment then, and let me tell you, rather, about a person."

  10. Sharing Vulnerabilities (Shannon Perez)

    "I am still worried about my mom, especially knowing how often Aboriginal women go missing, but my family also needs to be protected."

Thanks for joining us, as “with tempered impatience, eager to see injustice ended, we expect the Day of the Lord.” (Our World Belongs to God stanza 6) 

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