Challenging Injustice in Society

Challenging Injustice in Society

by Martin Kapenda

Introduction

During these first few days of October we will be looking at the prophetic ministry of the prophet Amos during a time of enormous inequality and injustice. The status quo was immoral and Amos was moved to speak up, even though he was not ‘officially’ a prophet. He was a farmer from a rural area who saw the social evil of the time and spoke up against it.

Amos came from Tekoa, a little village south of Jerusalem that was dependent on farming. After he encountered God it changed his view of society – he could not see things the same way as before, and as he changed, he challenged the society around him. He could not help but condemn the injustices he saw around him. I like the book of Amos, but it is a book that threatens me – it is a book that challenges the religious and political establishment. Let us discover why in these next few days as we look into Amos.

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NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON HIV & AIDS CHALLENGES

NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON HIV & AIDS CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHURCHES TO RESPOND

 

EFICOR along with Tearfund UK organized a National Consultation on HIV and AIDS focusing on the challenges and opportunities for response by the church in India.

The consultation provided a platform for Bishops and Heads of denominations, pastors, mission leaders and development practitioners, CEOs of Christian organizations, principals and lecturers of theological colleges to dialogue and come out with a declaration to address the issues.

There were 105 delegates representing 23 States from India for the Consultation. The Consultation started with the Opening Keynote address by Pastor Patricia Acheing Sawo. Patricia, who is the Regional Coordinator, East Africa for the African Network of Religious Leaders Living with and Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS (ANERELA+) set the trend for the whole Consultation.

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