Tag: Injustice

Biblical lament and political protest by Andrew Williams

Biblical lament and political protest by Andrew Williams

This paper considers the pastoral and political role of biblical lament in the Christian life. The theology and practice of lament is often neglected in congregations, despite its prominence in the biblical text. Such neglect deprives churches of a pastoral resource and moreover, as this paper highlights, diminishes the church’s capacity for prophetic critique and political activism in the face of social injustice.

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Rethinking Relational Justice by Michael Schluter

Rethinking Relational Justice by Michael Schluter

Michael Schluter, September 2006 Robert left Anne and his three children – to go and live with his new girlfriend in a flat nearby. The relationship with Anne had not always been easy, and he had fallen in love with a secretary at work. They had grown close over time and he finally decided he […]

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Peace-building from a biblical perspective

Peace-building from a biblical perspective

Jeremy Ive, June 2003 The international situation of the early twenty-first century has been beset by numerous interstate and intra-state conflicts since the end of the Cold War. Indeed, conflicts and tensions previously submerged or frozen by the superpower rivalry of that era have now come to the surface, particularly, in the consciousness of the […]

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