From Slum Learning Networks to Urban Institutes

From Slum Learning Networks to Urban Institutes

by Viv Grigg, Urban Leadership Foundation - September2018

Our networks has been multiplying structures and support for holistic church-planting in the slums for the last 4 decades.  It has a certain dynamics but one always wonders if there are parallel networks tracking the same ideas, so that synergy can occur. By putting the past experiences and future thinking out there, perceived compatibilities might create a conversational space.  This is a summary of material from an upcoming book on Urban Poor Missiology: Getting the Seminary in the Slums

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Intro Justice just as God requires

Intro Justice just as God requires

A journey of justice In the aid and development field the rights-based approach became the current dominant practice from about the end of the 1990s. As a Christian social development practitioner, this caused me much thought and questioning; how right were rights. Traditionally Christians do not talk about rights. The common perception is that any rights imply personal rights and we are certainly schooled to give up our own rights, to deny ourselves and take up our cross daily to follow Jesus [Luke 9:23]. We are not very aware about our role in seeking the rights of others, of pursuing justice for others. Incredibly, we are not even very familiar with our God of justice. Read Report
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God of Love and Justice

God of Love and Justice

Rene Padilla - April 1999

According to Scripture, the God of Israel, the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, has revealed himself as the God of love and justice. As the psalmist, addressing God, acknowledges: "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you" (Ps 89:14). Herein lies the ultimate basis for theology and ethics as well as for the life and mission of the Church. If love and justice are united in God, it is only to be expected that they also be united in the people who regard themselves as  children of God. Read Report
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