Justice

Transforming systems, shaping policies

For Kathryn Freeman, the gospel doesn’t just change individuals — it can change systems of injustice, as well.

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A ‘kairos’ moment in Myanmar

Eighty percent of voters cast their ballot in a “people’s victory.”

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#SayHerName: A shoutout to my sisters in the wilderness

A story based on the Genesis account of Hagar (16:1-16, 21).

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Christian stuff the world needs, part 1: Welcome the stranger

A plea for empathy — putting ourselves in another’s shoes — is so often what’s missing from conversations about immigration.

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People of faith key to healing wounds of mass incarceration, expert says

Meaningful transformation in the United States will require a willingness to “change the narrative” of race and justice, author and criminal justice reform advocate Bryan Stevenson says.

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Gushee urges CBF to reclaim lost ethical tradition

CBF theologian-in-residence David Gushee sees an opportunity to revive a social witness weakened by Southern Baptist Convention controversy in the last century.

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Vital Christianity: As I see it

An effort to describe vital Christianity in 12 key characteristics, beginning with passionate love of God and neighbor. 

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Faith leaders support reducing mandatory sentences for drug offenses

Clergy say the Smarter Sentencing Act, poised for vote in the Senate, would alleviate dangerous prison overcrowding and racial disparity in incarceration.

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For Lent, Baptist dons orange prison garb for poor and imprisoned

Youth minister Kent McKeever, also an attorney who represents indigent clients in Waco, Texas, is wearing an orange prison jumpsuit for Lent to draw attention to disparities in the sentencing of the poor and minorities.

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Trial date nears in slain pastor lawsuit

A long-running lawsuit stemming from the 2009 shooting death of a Baptist pastor caught in a botched drug arrest is finally headed to trial.

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