Tagged with Justice

Cuba and the World Day of Prayer

Cuba and the World Day of Prayer

Today, Sunday the 6th, churches around the world will celebrate the World Day of Prayer, officially designated as the first Friday in March. The movement began in the 19th century, led by lay women in the United States. Today more than 170 nations participate. But Americans may be surprised at the official program this year. … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Police Blotter

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Police Blotter

God, The police usually do not belong in the papers. The criminal should take the headlines, with the officer behind the scenes. In Egypt, sadly, this has not been true. The pendulum, hopefully, might yet reach balance. Police abuse and corruption was a prime catalyst of the revolution. Demonized, the papers scrutinized every fault. Later, … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Adjusting Justice

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Adjusting Justice

God, One is free, one is pending, and dozens are confirmed to remain behind bars. With them are others in the thousands. But the two individuals need special hoops to bypass the system. An Australian journalist is released after a year plus in prison due to a recently passed law permitting deportation of foreigners on … Continue reading

Pursuing Justice, by Ken Wytsma: A Review

Pursuing Justice, by Ken Wytsma: A Review

Subtitled, ‘the call to live and die for bigger things,’ Pursuing Justice hits the notes many Christians are beginning to hear, however faintly. Justice, argues Wytsma, is not an optional concern for those who follow God. It is his heartbeat, the expression of his desire to see his world put right – both for individuals … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Coal and Lead

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Coal and Lead

God, You have given humanity flesh and blood, the softest of elements. How easily they are damaged by substances harder, also of your creation. Be it self-destruction or directed, how frequently this occurs. Frequent power cuts and energy shortages are partially assuaged by coal substitution, polluting the air. Frequent protests and police presence are partially … Continue reading

Churches Burn, Christians Sing

This video – with transliterated subtitles – was produced by a church choir in Minya, Upper Egypt, a region which witnessed several severe church burnings. They stand within one church’s charred remains, and sing about love and forgiveness. May they truly live these words. Many Christians have spoken that if these heinous attacks are the … Continue reading