Jazz & Justice

Justice

Justice: Jesus was a justice-maker. Time and again, he spoke out against injustice and oppression. He spoke up for the least respected and most marginalized. Our Christian faith calls us to love God, love ourselves, and love our fellow human beings. We believe, to borrow a phrase from Cornel West, that “justice is what love looks like in public.”

Our Definition of Justice

When we love our neighbors – our fellow human beings, our sisters and brothers – as we love ourselves;

When we want for them the very same things we want for ourselves and our loved ones, things like:

  • Healthy food
  • Safe neighborhoods and comfortable housing
  • A good education and a living wage
  • Decent and affordable health care
  • An environment free of toxins and pollutants, etc.

AND

When our laws and public policies reflect this love of neighbor – regardless of that neighbor’s race or color or gender or sexual orientation or religion or anything else that makes them different from us; that is JUSTICE!

Allies and Additional Resources

We gratefully support the work of the following justice-making organizations:

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ebase
onelife
spiral way
ella baker
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