Justice and Poverty: Resources and Questions
Here is World Vision's site regarding justice issues.
To see Sach's article (referenced in the sermon yesterday) go to UN's "Millenium Project" web site.
Here's a great site to be educated on the vital issues surrounding poverty and wealth globally.
Here are some video clips on the subject. In particular, check out the "Orphans of Nkandla"
(Thanks to Penny for her kind sharing of these resources)
Here are several thoughts looking for response.
How does the standard economic model, which states that everyone looking out for their own self-interest serves the good of the whole, square with the gospel's invitation to follow Jesus in his example of self-emptying? These seem contradictory.
It seems that there are a variety of responses available to us, ranging from simplifying our lives in order to give more, to working at discernment in our consumerism, to using our political and economic voices to work for policy change, to co-housing and greater intentionality in moving away from the individualism that characterizes our culture. How are some of you processing these things?
How can and should we process these things as a community?