Category Archives: Social justice

The Sinister Link Between Poverty and Violence

Violence and poverty go hand in hand. That shouldn’t surprise anyone, but until recently I had not appreciated just how closely these two evils are related. God broke my heart for the plight of the poor when I was in … Continue reading

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Reincarnation and JUSTICE … in Cricket and in Life

Justice is ill-served, even in sports, in a worldview built on reincarnation. That’s the gist of a recent article picked up by Yahoo News from Pradeep Magazine in the Hindustan Times. The writer, in a piece entitled Crime and punishment an … Continue reading

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Like Father, Like Children: God’s Compassion Shows Up In His Offspring

Compassion, often referred to today as “social justice,” has an ancient derivation: it comes from God. Marvin Olasky, editor in chief of WORLD Magazine, wrote The Tragedy of American Compassion in 1994. We have been reflecting on Olaskay’s seven principles, … Continue reading

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“SOCIAL JUSTICE” Means Freedom to Work

The phrase “Right to Work” has received lots of press lately. And the Bible has something important to say about work. In fact, God’s view of work is related to His view of compassion. In two recent posts we highlighted … Continue reading

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Social Justice Requires Both a Warm Heart and a Clear Head

Social justice (aka compassion) arises from a warm heart and matures in a clear head. In a recent post we highlighted two of seven principles of compassion (Affiliation and Bonding) identified by Marvin Olasky in The Tragedy of American Compassion. … Continue reading

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Democratic Capitalism: Friend of Social Justice

We’ve written often about the true nature of compassion, or social justice. The DNA believes that social justice means loving like God does. It includes a call to suffering with one’s poor neighbors. As we have written (here and here and here), this is … Continue reading

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COMPASSION: The Noun That Used to Be a Verb

Compassion doesn’t mean what it used to. Not in Western cultures, at least. One hundred fifty years ago compassion was a verb. The term meant “to compassionate, i.e., to join with in passion.”[1]  Today, compassion is a noun. It has been … Continue reading

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PEOPLE, not Governments, Are Responsible for Social Justice

Recently I came across the following pithy quote from our friend, Udo Middelmann, of the Francis A Schaeffer Foundation. I share it here in view of our recent discussion on Social Justice: Social Justice is not a euphemism for Socialism … Continue reading

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Social Justice, Community and Culture: A Final Reflection

Two of the key characteristics of social justice are community and culture. Social justice and community As we saw earlier Roman Catholic scholars, Aquinas, Taparali, and Pope Leo IIIX understood that a woman or man does not stand alone; every … Continue reading

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Why So Much Heat About Social Justice? Part 2

In our previous post we discussed the heat in discussions of social justice. Today we want to answer the question, Where does the heat come from? In a word, the heat comes from different sacred belief systems. One’s paradigm of … Continue reading

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