Summer Reading… Jimmy Carter on Women and Religion

Former President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter has released what will become, we hope, required reading. It’s an instant classic, from one of our favorite living heroes – and advocates for women and girls (and men and boys) around the world. You might want to add it to your summer reading list, or suggest it to […]

March 24, 2014 in Featured Articles, Justice Work, Social Entrepreneurship, Stormy Issues by

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Finding Roots of Peace in a Violent Society

Language and images matter, because what we feed ourselves through our media shapes our thinking and our society.  The way marketers advertise to us also speaks volumes about who we are.  So, what does it say about our society when a Texas business owner decides it’s a good idea to feature an image of a woman, bound […]

September 9, 2013 in Peacemaking, Stormy Issues by

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Biblical Interpretation and Spousal Abuse

It should be self-evident that physical, mental or emotional abuse in any marriage would be unacceptable to God.  The psalmist makes it clear: The Lord has heard the cries of the humble,  “To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress. (Psalm 10:18) St. Paul (Galatians 5:19-23) wrote of many […]

December 21, 2009 in Bible Quotes & Commentary, Justice Work, Stormy Issues by

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Jesus Asks Us: Do You See this Woman?

And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat.  And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at […]

December 21, 2009 in Bible Quotes & Commentary, Justice Work by

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