Churches and other organizations attempting to address social problems often run into the issue of NIMBY, or “Not In My Back Yard.” Theology can help frame responses to this issue in a number of ways.
Harm reduction is an approach to social problems that emphasizes pragmatism and meeting people where they are. It acknowledges that people may not be able to stop engaging in harmful behavior immediately and seeks to alleviate the harm caused by that behavior. The classic example is needle exchange for intravenous drug users, but the principle […]
An introduction to development from a Christian perspective.
A series of Scripture reflections on justice using “the land” as a theological lens, by Stephen Martin.
This reflection was prepared by Dr. Stephen Martin, Associate Professor of Theology at The King’s University, Edmonton, for the Justice Camp hosted by the Diocese of Edmonton in the summer of 2014.