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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Effective strategies including a call for inclusion of people with intellectual disability into mainstream society

by Pauline Wong Malaysian Care Services People with Special Needs 3rd October 2007

 

Malaysian Care, Malaysian Christian Association for Relief, was formed as a non-profit Christian organisation in 1979. We are called to be the visible expression of the wholistic mission of Christ to the poor and needy. Our mission is to display Christ’s love, compassion and justice and proclaim the Kingdom of God through the Gospel to all people throughout the world. Our approach is wholistic, believing that we care called to meet physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual needs of individual and groups. We work in partnership with Churches and Christian organisation in providing relief, development assistance and spiritual hope to individual and groups irrespective of race, religion and ethnic background.

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