Issue 23: Justice

Issue 23: Justice

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In her role as executive pastor at a church in East Harlem, Wendy Hu-Au works to cultivate hope and community in a dynamic neighborhood.

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Amber Height joins a neighborhood’s fight against gentrification, as she holds to a hopeful vision of a future in which Black life and culture thrive.

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With a heart for intercultural ministry, Gail Schlosser works with her church and other local partners to love and serve the neighbors in her city.

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For Autumn and Joel Gallegos Greenwich, making a place home has meant engaging in a practice of presence and committing to work for its good.

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Dwight A. Radcliff Jr., academic dean for the William E. Pannell Center for Black Church Studies, introduces this issue’s theme of “justice” by reflecting on the words of the prophet Micah and of theologian Howard Thurman.

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Dwight A. Radcliff Jr., academic dean for the William E. Pannell Center for Black Church Studies, writes about approaching Scripture with a vision that recognizes God’s holistic, healing work in a broken world.

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Miyoung Yoon Hammer, chair of Fuller’s Department of Marriage and Family, considers justice and restoration in relationships from a family systems perspective.

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Shep Crawford, founder and pastor of The Experience Christian Ministries, urges pastors to listen deeply and intentionally as they strive to minister in a changing world.

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Wilmer G. Villacorta, associate professor of intercultural studies, looks to Scripture and its reimagination of power in the work of justice.

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Fuller students reflect on God’s good intentions for creation and on our responsibility to pursue justice for the whole created world.

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Mary Glenn, affiliate assistant professor of intercultural studies, reflects on how a model of restorative justice positions our communities to receive and participate in God’s shalom.

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Najuma Smith-Pollard, pastor and assistant director of community and public engagement at USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, looks to history’s examples of Black faith leaders and considers the role of the pastor in today’s modern movement.

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Erin Dufault-Hunter, associate professor of Christian ethics, reflects on the story of Mary and the way God’s kingdom transforms every aspect of our lives—the political and the personal.

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Nikole Lim, founder of Freely in Hope, shares stories of healing and redemption she has witnessed through her work with survivors of sexual violence.

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Chris Lambert, CEO of Life Remodeled, partners with neighbors to help Detroit communities thrive.

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Andre Henry, singer-songwriter and author, shares hopeful wisdom from his work in the movement for Black lives.

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Jerome Blanco, FULLER magazine editor in chief, introduces FULLER magazine #23, the “Justice” issue.

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Mark Labberton, Clifford L. Penner Presidential Chair, reflects on the ways God’s love is intertwined with God’s justice.

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Leaders from Fuller’s Asian American Center share about a new initiative serving the Filipino American Church and the church beyond.

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