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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 with its disregard for personal effort, nor coercion by a state to reach equality of outcome. Justice requires the pursuit of fairness towards people, situations and genuine possibilities. A social dimension lies in the fact that we are not alone and should bear each other’s burdens, whether they are educational, emotional, financial or spiritual/intellectual. Social justice addresses issues of human rights not by governmental attribution, but owned by nature of being people in the image of God, who intended a fuller life, greater knowledge and genuine responsibility for people.

If you are interested in the root causes of poverty, Udo’s book Christianity vs Fatalistic Religions in the War Against Poverty is quite helpful. Udo is the President of The Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation.

To contact Udo write:

Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation
Chalet Les Montaux
CH – 1882 Gryon, Switzerland


–   Darrow Miller


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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).