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Christianity & social justice

Below are the best resources we could find on Christianity and social justice.

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James Cone: The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Watch leading theologian James Cone give a talk called “The Cross and the Lynching Tree” at Vanderbilt Divinity School April 3, 2013.

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The Measure of a Man

In August 1958 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., preached two sermons—"What is Man?" and "The Dimensions of a Complete Life"—at the first National Conference on Christian Education of the United Church of Christ at Purdue University.

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The Forgotten Radicalism of Jesus Christ

First-century Christians weren’t prepared for what a truly inclusive figure he was, and what was true then is still true today.

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FindCenterYou can tell if people are following Jesus, because they are feeding the poor, sharing their wealth, and trying to get everyone medical insurance.

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Where the Edge Gathers: Building a Community of Radical Inclusion

In Where the Edge Gathers, Flunder uses examples of persons most marginalized by church and society to illustrate the use of village ethics--knowing where the boundaries are when all things are exposed--and village theology--giving everyone a seat at the central meeting place or welcome table.

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‘There Is Not Some Separation Between Jesus and Justice.’ How Rev. William J. Barber II Uses His Faith to Fight for the Poor

Barber’s newsmaking actions were founded on the idea that being a person of faith means fighting for justice.

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We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible proclaims justice and abundance for the poor. Yet these powerful passages about poverty are frequently overlooked and misinterpreted.

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Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity

Interest in and awareness of the demand for social justice as an outworking of the Christian faith is growing. But it is not new.

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Gay Christian Documentary—1977

A 1977 documentary looks at being gay and a Christians in that era. Despite the Church's pronouncement that homosexuality is a 'grievous sin', some Christians believe it is possible to be gay and in step with their faith.

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The Measure of a Man (Facets)

Two brief yet powerful meditations from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. defining humanity's worth and completion relate to strides toward social justice. Eloquent and passionate, reasoned and sensitive, this pair of meditations by the revered civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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