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Victims of Sri Lanka Easter church bombings still waiting for justice

A woman stands among the graves of victims of a suicide bomb attack on St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 28, 2019(Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)Victims of the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka last year are still waiting for justice 18 months on, says Open Doors.  The string of attacks on churches and hotels... Read more

The Black Bell Curve and Confirmation Bias on Race and Justice

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Darryl Williamson: If I’m looking for people to just back up my position, I’m not someplace where I should be as a Christian. It’s just, I can’t grow. I can approach the Bible... Read more

A Pro-Life Vision for Justice | RELEVANT

Abortion was a contentious issue long before Roe v. Wade, when the Supreme Court made on-demand abortions widely legal. Since then, political tensions have only escalated. If we continue to hold the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate hostage as a political issue, we will get nowhere. The only way forward is to adopt a vision that... Read more

Multi-Directional Leadership and the Conversation on Race and Justice – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Trevin Wax: When we don’t recognize and at least speak to challenges that are coming from different sides of the field what that does is it poisons the conversation to a large extent,... Read more

Why Social Justice Is Not Biblical Justice – Tim Challies

Do you remember the Emerging Church? Steeped in postmodernism and marked by more than a little progressivism, it rose to prominence in the early naughts and seemed as if it would present a formidable challenge to orthodox Christianity in the new millennium. Many viewed it as a severe threat to the gospel of Jesus Christ.... Read more

5 Things We Learned Recording a Podcast Season on Race and Justice

When Jesus taught us how to pray, he said, Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. His prayer is our prayer. This coming Monday, October 5, we will launch season two of our podcast As In Heaven, with the title A Christian Conversation on Race and Justice. As... Read more

Justice Department Warns San Francisco It Cannot Limit Church Attendance to 1 Person

Justice Department Warns San Francisco It Cannot Limit Church Attendance to 1 Person The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division recently sent a letter to San Francisco Mayor London Breed insisting that limiting church attendance to only one person "is contrary to the Constitution and the nations best tradition of religious freedom.According to The Christian... Read more

A Justice for All, In Memory of RBG

A Statement by the Auburn Senior Fellows: Jewish tradition teaches that when a tzadeketa righteous persondies, an opening is created for a moral and spiritual awakening. We pray that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgs death, an unimaginable loss that comes with devastating implications for our nation, will in fact spark that great awakening. We grieve, first... Read more

Introducing As in Heaven: Christian Conversations on Race and Justice

As in Heaven, hosted by Jim Davis and Michael Aitcheson, is a new podcast in The Gospel Coalition podcast network. Jim, Mike, and guest co-hosts will talk with more than two dozen ministry leaders about how to faithfully process our national conversation on race and justice. These conversations will help listeners think through racial justice... Read more

Tim Keller on Race, Justice, and Other Uncontroversial Stuff

Tim Keller, co-founder of TGC, has just completed a series of essays on the Bible’s view of race and justiceand how it compares to the reigning paradigms of our day. Altogether the series totals more than 37,000 wordsa book-length treatment. Here are the installments: “The Bible and Race” (2,700 words) “The Sin of Racism” (4,600... Read more

Woman Says the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Led Her to Join the Satanic Temple

Woman Says the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Led Her to Join the Satanic Temple On Thursday, Jaime Smith, a 40-year old mother and attorney, wrote an op-ed in The Huffington Post explaining how the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg led her to join The Satanic Temple because of their pro-abortion stance.She... Read more

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87 Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday night in her Washington D.C. home. She was 87 years old.According to an announcement from the Supreme Court, Ginsburgs death was caused by complications from her metastatic pancreatic cancer.Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature, Chief... Read more

Practicing Christians Are Actually Becoming Less Motivated to Address Racial Justice | RELEVANT

As the protests against racial injustice have sprung up across the country and around the world, few issues seem to be closer to the forefront of Americans in 2020. The deaths of Black people like Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor fanned the flames of a movement that had been growing for the last... Read more

A False Rivalry: Gospel Preaching and Social Justice – TGC Africa

Gospel faithfulness as it relates to social justice has increasingly become a polarising discussion within many churches in South Africa. People feel compelled to take a side or make a stand for what they believe to be a proper expression of following Jesus. Unfortunately the question many are asking is, Which camp do you belong... Read more

Scottish Justice Secretary open to compromise on contentious hate crime Bill

ReutersThe Scottish Justice Secretary has suggested he is open to compromise on a controversial hate crime Bill after widespread concern over its impact on free speech.  Holyrood's Justice Committee has received nearly 2,000 responses to its inquiry into the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill, 145 of which were published on Friday.  While there is... Read more

Yes, the Bible Is a Call to Social Justice | RELEVANT Magazine

Social justice demands a focus on societys problems, a necessary concern that conservative Christians have disregarded for centuries. As Spirit-filled, Bible-believing theologian Kenneth Archer puts it, Social justice is the Spirits cry for the poor and the marginalized, for creation polluted and in decay, and for the victimizers and victims. Healing is found in relationship... Read more

Second Night of the RNC Highlights Faith, Freedom and Justice

Second Night of the RNC Highlights Faith, Freedom and Justice Speakers during the second night of the Republican National Convention commended President Trumps contributions to religious freedom, criminal justice reform and economic growth.According to CBN News, faith was the primary focus during the opening of Tuesday nights event under the theme, Land of Opportunity.Eric Trump,... Read more

Tim Keller Makes the Case That Caring About Social Justice Doesn’t Make You a Marxist | RELEVANT Magazine

On Twitter, pastor, author and theologian Tim Keller engaged in a debate with reformed podcaster Jon Harris about social justice and its place in the modern evangelical framework. It was a debate Keller won, and it not only provides a great look a theology of justice but also a gracious, humble style of engaging in... Read more

Do We Like the Idea of Justice More Than Actually Doing Justice? | RELEVANT Magazine

Social justice is cool. And talking about loving the poor and oppressed is super cool. Maybe you’ve got a shelf full of the latest books by social justice crusaders. Maybe you’ve been to the Justice Conference. Maybe you’ve shared that Francis Chan video on Facebook and spoken a silent Yes! Clicked Like. Retweeted. Me too.... Read more

People should be ‘free to disagree’, Justice Secretary told

Campaigners are urging the Scottish Government to rethink its Hate Crime Bill(Photo: Unsplash/Kirsten Drew)A coalition of free speech campaigners has written to the Scottish Justice Secretary urging him to ditch proposed changes to hate crime law. The letter to Humza Yousaf says that while there may be "good intentions" behind the Hate Crime Bill, enacting it may... Read more

The Place To Begin When Learning About Social Justice – Tim Challies

In recent days the topic of social justice has received much attention within the church and without. As Christians we are committed to living according to Gods Word, and so we have rightly been turning to the Bible to learn how it would guide us. We have been scouring its pages to see what it... Read more

Christians call for racial justice in the U.S. – Mission Network News

MNN (USA) — Portland, Oregon has seen over 80 consecutive days of protest. Some of the demonstrations have been peaceful, but others have seen clashes with police (or federal agents) and property destruction. And its not just Portland. Cities around the U.S. have seen large gatherings to protest the murders of George Floyd and Breonna... Read more

With an Eye to DNC, Faith Activists Hold Revival for Social Justice

Camille Mays hammers on a piece of a gun barrel being remade into a garden tool, as Fred Martin holds it with tongs on a blacksmithing anvil. (Photo by Erik Gunn)Fred Martin pulled out his tongs, gripping a piece of red-hot steel, from the forge and turned to place it on the anvil. Camille Mays... Read more

Evangelical Christian Colleges Take Steps to Address Racial Justice after Criticism

Evangelical Christian Colleges Take Steps to Address Racial Justice after Criticism (RNS) After the killing of George Floyd on May 25, George Fox University, a Quaker-founded evangelical Christian school in Oregon, announced plans to change its campus culture, improve police engagement and diversify its board of trustees.Gordon College, a Christian institution in Massachusetts,... Read more

Justice or trouble? How rewriting history can reshape truth – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Theres a strange trend emerging as the world wrestles with pandemic uncertainty. In the US, Russia, and portions of the Middle East, people are trying to rewrite history by tearing down or changing monuments. While some call it justice, others voice concern. Its a real danger, not just in ancient history, but... Read more

Vice President Mike Pence Calls Chief Justice John Roberts a ‘Disappointment to Conservatives’

Vice President Mike Pence Calls Chief Justice John Roberts a 'Disappointment to Conservatives' Vice President Mike Pence is calling U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts a disappointment to conservatives in a TV interview with CBN News airing Thursday.We have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States, but... Read more

Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now | RELEVANT Magazine

Ever year, Oxford Dictionaries selects a word that it deems the most important term in the public domain during that year. In 2016 the international word of the year was post-truth. The post in post-truth does not refer to after so much as it signifies an atmosphere in which the very notion of truth... Read more

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Hospital for Recovering from Possible Infection

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Hospital for Recovering from Possible Infection Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is expected to be in the hospital for a few days after undergoing a medical procedure.According to the Associated Press, the Supreme Court said in a statement that Ginsburg, 87, was being treated for a possible infection. The... Read more

Trump Says He Supports ‘Peaceful Protests for Racial Justice’ and Doesn’t Back Confederate Statues

Trump Says He Supports 'Peaceful Protests for Racial Justice' and Doesn't Back Confederate Statues President Trump says in a new interview with the Washington Post that hes not defending confederate memorials and that he supports peaceful protests for racial injustice.He also rejected the charge hes promoting hate: The real hate is the hate... Read more

John Lewis’ Fight for Justice Isn’t Over | RELEVANT Magazine

Rep. John Lewis has lived at the forefront of Americas fight for racial justice for the past half-century. He was the leader of more than 600 peaceful protests in Alabama and has been arrested more than 40 times. From being the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, to serving more than 30... Read more