Social justice comes from the very heart of God.
Psalm 82:3-4 says, “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
This isn’t a simple proof-text. Just read the Bible from beginning to end and you will see a loving God who cares for the needy, rescues those in suffering, and will eventually restore all injustices that transpired on earth. One of the most humanitarian-minded individuals of our modern world put it this way:
God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house… God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives… God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war… God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them.
Last week, BBC was very grateful to host the president of Women At Risk International, Becky McDonald. According to their mission statement, Women At Risk International “unites and educates women to create circles of protection and hope around women at risk through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects.”
Women at Risk International is on the front-lines of social justice. They are rescuing women from sexual trafficking. They are giving these women a trade so they can eventually support themselves. They are challenging us who are not on the front-lines to play a part in what God is doing through their efforts.
Learn more at http://www.warinternational.com.