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Call for Justice: From Practice to Theory and Back

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Christians around the world are awakening to the Biblical call to "Do Justice"--but what does that look like in practice? Through a series of compelling and illuminating letters, a renowned philosopher and the founder of a ground-breaking Honduran justice organization draw on decades of personal experience to discuss theology, politics, human nature, and the messiness of m ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 7th 2019 by Cascade Books
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Marty Hu
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and think it's one of the best I've read about what modern day justice looks like. It also gives me a bit of a model around what effective long term change looks like. Often times, to make real change people will be mad - you have to confront the perpetrator and not just help the victim.

This book really reminded me a lot of "The New Jim Crow" and "Just Mercy" in that it really challenged me. I'd recommend to anyone trying to understand what real-world justice looks like, espec
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Stan Rea
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book is set up as a series of letters between Kurt Ver Beek and Nicholas Wosterstorff. The authors write back and forth about ASJ (La Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa) and its US partner/counterpart AJS (Association for a More Just Society). They touch on a lot of interesting points, including nature of long term (what is often referred to as missionary) work, the meaning of Justice both in society and in the Bible and why aren't Americans interested in advocating for social justice? ...more
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Mar 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
A challenging mix of real-life justice advocacy coupled with theoretical and biblical foundations for pursuing justice. The theory drags a bit compared to the practice.
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