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Bible Chat on Social Justice as Foundational to Christian Faith

 

‘’All progress is precarious… Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” (M.L. King Jr.)

There are many religions, philosophies and world views among the peoples of this earth. Christianity at its best is the one spiritual resource predicated on vision for achieving social justice based on respect for the dignity of every human being. Jesus’ teachings are rooted in the ethical imperatives of the Hebrew Prophets which blossomed to include all God’s people and nations.

+Psalm 91

+ Micah 6: 8ff,  Ezekiel 45:9

+Isaiah 61: 1-2a, 2c – 4   , Isaiah 65: 17 – 25, Isaiah 62:1-5

+ Psalm 78: 1-7,  Psalm 72:1-4, 7+8, 12+13

+Matthew 23: 37 – 39

+Luke 6:20b – 31, Luke 6:27 – 36,   Mark 12:41 – 44   ,                            +I Corinthians 13: 1 – 13

Question: Read the quote at the top of the page and comment on how the faith tradition whose bedrock is faithful witness to God’s love expressed throughout society has helped the world make progress over time.  In your lifetime.  Through your witness.