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What the Heck is Social Justice

Mar 5, 2007

2007 is a Sabbath Year. Every seventh year, according to biblical tradition, the people of God are invited to observe a “Year of Remission” (Shmita, in Hebrew). It is a year in which land and crops and domesticated animals rest, when creditors refrain from collecting debts, and when the

Micah Challenge Prayer, March 2, 2007

Mar 5, 2007

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us! Reflection 2007 is a Sabbath Year and therefore a good time to review (and renew) the social justice ethic of the church, says Rose Marie Berger in the attached reflection. Quoting Brazilian Archbishop Hlder Cmara, When I feed t

Religious Liberty: February 2007 Update

Feb 28, 2007

WELCOME to the 16 intercessors who have joined the list this month. In conflict zones like the Middle East, the Balkans and Indonesia,the ethnic hostility resulting from long-term ethno-religiousconflict can invade the church. This is similar to India wherecaste prejudice has invaded many churches.

Micah Challenge Reflection, February 23, 2007

Feb 22, 2007

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us! Reflection In the church calendar we are staring the season of Lent this week. Lent is seen as a 40 day preparation for Easter and traditionally associated with fasting, prayer and acts of kindness. Our reflection today sha

Micah Challenge Prayer, February 16, 2007

Feb 16, 2007

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy using these reflections with us! Reflection Did Jesus\' life and teaching have political content? This week\'s fairly academic reflection is a review of a book by Alan Storkey called \'Jesus and politics\'. In the book politics is defined as \'all the business

Alan Storkey

Feb 16, 2007

Jesus and Politics: Confronting the Powers, Alan Storkey, Baker Academic 2005 (0-8010-2784-5), 336 pp., pb $16.50 This new contribution by Alan Storkey bristles with insights and challenges for Christians living in the context of the postmodern West (particularly Western Europe [especially the UK]

Uzbekistan: Pastor on Trial Amidst Mounting Repression

Feb 16, 2007

Persecution of the Church has escalated in Uzbekistan over recent years. In November 2006 the US State Department added Uzbekistan to its list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) for its ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom.Radicalised elements of the Muslim majority are hostile t

Micah Challenge Update, February, 2007

Feb 9, 2007

Dear Friends, This Update will be sent bi-monthly and keep you informed about the international campaign developments, plans and events. Please feel free to forward it on to whoever you think might be interested. \'Blow the halftime whistle!\' Prayer and Study Kit The \'Blow the halftime whist