Please send us your justice story!

Email bbillccarter@netscape.net with your own story of how you or your faith community has organized and/or taken action to address an injustice.

Human suffering and other injustices call for two kinds of Christian responses. The first and most familiar is mercy or charity, which is the compassionate action to relieve the suffering, bind up the wounds, and provide comfort and safety and healing for the victims. The second and equally necessary response is justice, which is to find the root causes of the injustice and to take action to stop it from claiming more victims. These two kinds of response are not an either/or — they are both part of the same ministry. Getting involved in mercy calls forth compassion, and provides motivation and preparation for getting involved in advocating and taking action for justice.