We have recently been teaching and preaching a lot on social justice and compassion as vital threads that make up the weaving of a disciple's life. It is also much on our minds as we are smack dab in the middle of a building blitz to provide housing in an impoverished part our our community. As I look around here, I see social justice as an ongoing work of ours–I'm really excited about some new initiatives relating to the Highland Center and Thanksgiving Blessing, but it is easy to talk more about it than to be doing it. And, as I look at the needs of our community and discover the voices that are not being heard by the victims of injustice, I feel the conviction that we are still not realizing our potential. More can be done.
Steve Knight has posted an article on the Emergent Village blog about the "Emergent Manifesto of Justice" as a way to keep the focus on the need and not the fad.