With the sub-title 'small steps for a better world', this book provides a comprehensive resource for Christians committed to social justice. The handbook includes dozens of practical exercises for taking action.
2010 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year award winner: 'justice category'.
Every day we are confronted by challenging social problems, from poverty and institutional racism to AIDS and homelessness. It can all seem so overwhelming. But while none of us can do everything, all of us can do something. This handbook will help you discover what you can do. Mae Elise Cannon provides a comprehensive resource for Christians who are committed to social justice. She presents biblical rationale for justice and explains a variety of Christian approaches to doing justice. Tracing the history of Christians in social engagement, she lifts out role models and examples from the Great Awakenings to the civil rights movement. A wide-ranging catalogue of topics and issues give background information about justice issues at home and abroad, such as sex trafficking, domestic violence, living wage initiatives, debt relief, environmental stewardship and much, much more. This handbook includes dozens of practical exercises for taking action, as well as profiles of key figures and movements like William Wilberforce, the Salvation Army and Bono, highlighting how Christians and churches can make a difference. Also included are spiritual practices and resources to help us move from immobility to advocacy.
This paperback is in very good condition. The pages are clean and unmarked and there are no inscriptions.