Tag Archives: Social Justice

POEM: AUSTERITY

Austerity, that dreaded word; Never bites the shepherd, as it does the herd.

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Wangari Maathai – We mourn the passing of a heroine.

The world must again mourn the passing of a heroine.  At the age of 71, Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai has passed away whilst being treated for ovarian cancer.  An environmental and political activist, she tirelessly worked for the eradication of poverty, the empowerment … Continue reading

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Japan – What are we going to do about it?

The clip above shows a raw, first-person capture of the Tsunami, and its power.  What begins as a little trickle gathers momentum, and deadly force, until whole buildings are swept away by the power of nature.  If you are the … Continue reading

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Swine Flu Vs. Malaria in the news

Just saw the video below at the Red Letters blog.  It shows how the media covered the Swine Flu epidemic, compared to how they covered Malaria during the same period- together with the impact these two maladies have in terms of … Continue reading

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu – on the Bible

There’s nothing more radical, nothing more revolutionary, nothing more subversive against injustice and oppression than the Bible. If you want to keep people subjugated, the last thing you place in their hands is a Bible. —Archbishop Desmond Tutu, September 2008.

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What It Means To Be An Image Bearer

The Bible describes the human vocation as that of bearing, or reflecting, the image of God in and to Creation.  The following video by N. T. Wright explains very effectively what this business of bearing God’s image is all about.  This message should … Continue reading

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Bono preaches on social justice

I had not seen Bono's interview with Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church.  In the above videos we see Bono precahing to the Church, and announcing that it is NOT acceptable to continue the way things are, when 8,000 … Continue reading

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