Justice and the call for change are in the air. Whether it's extreme poverty, human rights, racism, or the Middle East, news outlets bombard us with stories about the need for justice in the world. But how are Christians to respond to these stories and the conditions to which they refer?
Here's help. Editors Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting Seeber have amassed a collection of over 30 brief chapters by some of the most penetrating thinkers in the justice conversation, including René Padilla, Peggy Campolo, Will and Lisa Samson, Sylvia Keesmaat, Bart Campolo, Lynne Hybels, Tony Jones, and Richard Twiss. Divided into sections, "God of Justice," "Book of Justice," "Justice in the USA," "Just World," and "Just Church," The Justice Project invites readers to deepen their understanding of the pressures our world faces and to take up the challenge of alleviating them. Never has the world been in greater need of Christians who "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God." This resource will help them do just that.
Brian McLaren is internationally known as an author, speaker, pastor, and networker among innovative Christian leaders, thinkers, and activists. He is the author of over ten highly acclaimed books on contemporary Christianity, including the A New Kind of Christian trilogy, A Generous Orthodoxy, and The Secret Message of Jesus. He lives in Maryland.
Elisa Padilla is executive director for the Kairos Foundation. Kairos works through publishing, theological education, community ministries, and the Kairos Retreat Center to encourage disciples of Jesus Christ to live out their faith in every area of life. Elisa and her family live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ashley Bunting Seeber is a graduate student pursuing an MA in the Bible and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Sheffield in the UK. She and her husband live in Geneva, Switzerland, and are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva.