Fall 2015

Justice Resources

Websites, video, audio and other media

“God of Justice: The IJM Institute Global Church Curriculum (a 12-session study to be released by InterVarsity Press in July 2015)

“Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions”—free online video training with leader guide and participant guide

Letter From Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King Jr. (audio)

“Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons,” U.S. Department of State—the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts, including the annual “Trafficking in Persons Report”

PolarisProject.org—news on human trafficking in the United States

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth—educational DVD about systematic injustice and how we got to where we are today

Youth Sex Trafficking Prevention Series (video series for reaching teens)—the warning signs and indicators of trafficking as told through the true stories of teenage girls who were tricked by traffickers

Books and articles

Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking ministry to the poor, by Robert Lupton

A Cross-Shaped Gospel: Reconciling heaven and earth, by Bryan Loritts

The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s call to justice, by Mark Labberton

Divided By Faith: Evangelical religion and the problem of race in America, by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith

Exclusion and Embrace: A theological exploration of identity, otherness, and reconciliation, by Moroslav Volf

Forgive Us: Confessions of a compromised faith, by Mae Elise Cannon

Generous Justice: How God’s grace makes us just, by Tim Keller

God’s Mandate for Justice: Studies in the Book of Luke, by Ron Hesselgrave

Good News About Injustice: A witness of courage in a hurting world, by Gary Haugen

“Is White Privilege an Unbiblical Term?” by Bob Smietana, April 27, 2015 Christianitytoday.com

The JustMissional Church: Pursuing God’s path for justice, by Ron Hesselgrave

Justice (The Invisible Bible Study Series), by Arloa Sutter

Playing God: Redeeming the gift of power, by Andy Crouch

Reconciling All Things: A Christian vision for justice, peace and healing, by Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice (with a helpful section on the discipline of lament)

Right Color, Wrong Culture: The type of leader your organization needs to become multiethnic (leadership fable), by Bryan Loritts

Toxic Charity: How churches and charities hurt those they help, and how to reverse it, by Robert Lupton

Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, compassion & truth in the immigration debate, by Matthew Soerens, Jenny Hwang Yang, Leith Anderson

When Helping Hurts: How to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor … and yourself, by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett (see also the video training above, “Helping Without Hurting in Short Term Missions)

Where the Cross Meets the Street: What happens to the neighborhood when God is at the center, by Noel Castellanos (especially Chapter 9, “Confrontation of Injustice”)