Romans 15:5-6: “May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant that you live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with ONE VOICE bring glory to God.” This biblical mandate coincides with social justice.
The workshop will entail:
This workshop will examine the essential relationship between faith and justice, particularly in the Christian tradition. We will examine how economic injustice impacts the inherent dignity and well-being of the human person, and the intersection of economic justice with issues of freedom, voice, health, equality, sustainability, and security. Our study sources will include the Bible (yes, it does have something to say about economics!), theologians, activists, economists, and a community-based learning experience serving as a “living text” where each participant has the opportunity for concrete observation and reflection.
- analyze core tenets of the Christian faith that confront systematic oppression and propose alternative visions of biblical and social justice that protect human dignity
- explore diverse understandings of justice as revealed in response to specific issues in our world today
- articulate the connection between contemporary issues of structural injustice and human rights violations with the religious concept of social sin