It was not by accident that we chose “Faith & Justice” as the first topic to explore in BNG’s Storytelling Projects initiative. Issues related to justice lie at the forefront of contemporary faith and constitute ministry priorities for many faith communities.
In a 1967 address to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Martin Luther King Jr., exhorted people of faith to “realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
In Faith & Justice, we tell the compelling stories of the people and organizations that are helping to bend the “arc of the moral universe” toward justice and, in so doing, are transforming the communities where they live.
QC Family Tree, founded by Greg and Helms Jarrell, is an intentional Christian community forming relationships and seeking justice alongside residents of the Enderly Park neighborhood of Charlotte, N.C.
This series will address gentrification, hope for youth and children, and video interviews of those connected to QC Family Tree.
This series is written by Blake Tommey. Photos are by Lesley-Ann Tommey. Videos are recorded and edited by Blake and Lesley-Ann Tommey.
Metanoia, a movement of people rooted in faith who invest in neighborhood assets to build leaders, establish quality housing and generate economic development in North Charleston, South Carolina.
This series will address using the strengths, gifts and capacities of a community to solve problems and a photo gallery of the work they are all doing together in Charleston.
This series is written by Jeff Brumley. Photos are by Stephen B. Morton.
Judge and Pastor Wendell Griffen speaks truth to power with clear, incisive language, the kind of words that raise howls of protest. But it’s not the racism and discrimination Griffen has faced all of his life that makes him controversial. It’s that he chooses not to live silently within the confines of American culture’s white, male, conservative rules about women, race and sexual orientation.
This series is written by Norman Jameson. Photos are by Brandon Markin.
North Carolina: Conetoe
As told through the Conetoe series, the mission of the Conetoe Family Life Center, led by Richard Joyner, is to get whole, healthy foods onto the tables of Conetoe’s families. “Good health is a time-consuming enterprise, and you have to make a decision as to whether you are going to work, sleep at night or grow vegetables in your backyard.”
This series is written by Blake Tommey. Photos are by Caitlin Penna. Videos are recorded and edited by Blake Tommey and Caitlin Penna.