The last issue of this Journal was published in the spring of 2020, and the letter from the editors addressed the racial inequities involved in the U.S. both in the criminal justice system and in the effects of COVID-19. Much of our country had been under “shelter in place” orders and our children had to quickly […]
Volume 6 - Issue 2
Bright Promise Fund exists to strengthen and support a network of fifteen unique, Christ-centered schools in neighborhoods across metropolitan Chicago. These schools are rooted in the conviction that the Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, equity in access is essential, educational options are inherent to dignity, and diversity is a gift that strengthens
Christian schools in the U.S. have been known as educational sanctuaries to protect and provide quality Christian education to children from Christian families. They also have been known too often as havens to protect white children from having to go to school with black and brown children who did not meet their standards. Praise God,
You know the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). An expert in religious law asks Jesus what it takes to inherit eternal life. Jesus asks what he thinks, so he quotes the Scriptures about “love God” and “love your neighbor,” which Jesus affirms is correct. The text then says the man sought to justify
One of the most prevalent myths surrounding poor communities the world over, when viewed from the outside, is that parents do not care as much about their children as parents do in middle- and upper-class communities. Reporting of crime, especially violent crime, higher levels of reported abuse, general issues of poverty and lower standards of
(Originally presented at Christian Scholars Conference 2018, Lipscomb University) In the history of humankind on this planet, the idea of change should not be a surprising concept. Regular adaptation has been consistent throughout history. The first agricultural settlements leading to inevitable urbanization, naval navigation, the printing press, the nation-state, the industrial revolution, the internet .
(This piece was adapted from an earlier essay published by The Center for Social Concerns at The University of Notre Dame. https://socialconcerns.nd.edu/department-blogs/cst) “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice.”1 These words of Dr. King are some of his most often quoted and elicit inspiration, both