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Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being invited to dance.

September 8, 2019

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– Vernā Meyers

Justice delayed is justice denied.

September 7, 2019

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The sword comes to the world for the delay of judgment, and for the perversion of judgment, and because of those who teach the Torah not in accordance with the accepted law. – Pirkei Avot 5:8, 3rd c., C.E. To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice. – […]

Justice IS the Gospel.

August 13, 2017

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It is common for Christians in my circles to respond to our church’s justice and racial reconciliation efforts as “too political.” It’s difficult at times to discern whether they are disagreeing with the way we voice our convictions, or simply dismissing the issue all together as unimportant or irrelevant to their faith. Honestly, I don’t […]

Compassion and mercy are downstream. Justice is upstream.

July 7, 2012

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If you were saving people out of a river — abuse, abduction, trafficking, poverty, injustice — this necessary work is commendable, laudable, and heaven sent. We call this “compassion.” Sometimes we call it “mercy.” Justice, however, is a far more difficult and challenging task. Justice has to hike through the jungle on the banks of […]