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*And Social Justice for All: Empowering Families, Churches, and Schools to Make a Difference in God’s World by Lisa Van Engen
Released: February 26, 2019
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Page Count: 336
This book is for all ages, and you can make a difference, no matter what your age is. There are topics about different issues in the world in different chapters, and there are challenges and resources to help guide you along the journey. There are also discussion questions about the topic in the chapter.
Keep reading to see what topics are covered and every chapter includes.
The topics covered are:
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Creation Care
- Fair Trade
- Health Care
- Human Trafficking
- Immigrants and Refugees
Every chapter/topic has the following sections:
- Raise Awareness
- Understanding the Issue
- Global Concerns
- Next-Door Concerns
- Innovation to Explore
- Talk Justice
- Study God’s Word
- Explore Justice
- Challenge and Extend Awareness at Home
- Making a Difference
Here are some pages from a chapter so you can get an idea of how this book is great for sharing information with young children, discussing the topics with various age groups through questions and Bible reading, and exploring practical ways to learn more and take action.
See a few more pages in this slideshow:
A Note from Melody’s Mom:
TO ACT JUSTLY, TO LOVE MERCY, TO WALK HUMBLY
I don’t know about you, but I am overwhelmed by the information out there. It is hard to hear our own thoughts sometimes among the noise of those whose voice and opinions get louder every day from all sides of situations. It can be a challenge for sure. It makes it difficult to really listen to one another.
It’s complicated and not complicated all at the same time if that makes sense. The action we need to take is simple – LOVE, but the challenge is to know exactly how to show that among the can’s and cannot’s and do’s and don’ts (not too sure about that grammar). What I know is that we should not ignore these hard conversations that may not be so hard after all.
Our kids are looking to us to help them understand. It is not easy to do that when we ourselves don’t fully understand. I don’t have all the answers, far from it. But what I do know is that I am thankful for those who are asking tough questions and challenging us to think and process these issues. Lisa Van Engen has some thoughtful words to help us make a difference in our world. Grab a copy and dig into the conversations and action steps she provides to help us navigate topics like poverty, human trafficking, fair trade, education, disability, and more.
And so we set out to understand what is happening around us. And from there take a step of faith and action. And maybe that step is a small one…or a big one. You can decide. What if we all took one small step to be more just, merciful, and humble?
Do your kids have questions about current events? How have you responded? What resources have you found helpful in engaging in these conversations?
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