Category: Justice


A Better Statement on Christianity and Justice: The Chicago Declaration of Evangelical Social Concern

Jemar Tisby

A recent statement entitled “The Gospel and Social Justice” has deservedly garnered much attention and opposition. For those who found the new statement wanting, then another declaration on Christians and justice, written forty-five years ago, may offer a better perspective. In November 1973, a group of evangelicals gathered in Chicago to compose a documenting asserting […]

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Current Events Christian Living Relationships/Family History Justice

The Orphans of Broken Justice

Branden Henry

30-year-old Charleena Lyles had 3 children (ages 11, 4, and 1), and was pregnant with her fourth, who watched and listened as their mother was gunned down. They heard the pleading, promises, screams and gun blasts echo throughout their apartment. Dae’ Anne, the 4-year-old daughter of Diamond Reynolds, was in the backseat of Philando Castille’s […]

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Current Events History Justice

Trayvon Martin’s Death and a Resurgent Civil Rights Movement in America

Jemar Tisby

February 26, 2012 marked a resurgence of the civil rights movement in America. Seven years ago, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American was walking back from a convenience store in Sanford, Florida wearing a hoodie and carrying Skittles and iced tea. Moments later, he was fatally shot by a neighborhood watchman. The circumstances of Martin’s killing polarized the nation […]

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Theology Christian Living Identity Justice

Policing, Protesting, and Patriotism: Navigating Kaepernick, Crutcher, and Charlotte

Ernest Cleo Grant II

While his play on the field has suffered considerably over the past two seasons, causing him to lose his starting position, Colin Kaepernick, the once revered quarterback, famous for his flamboyant touchdown celebrations, has managed to remain a fixture in the media spotlight. During the pre-game ceremony of the singing the national anthem, the quarterback […]

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