Theme Overview: Justice as a Lifestyle

“Where do you walk? Who are your friends? Where do you go? What kind of everyday are you accustoming your children to?” Whether we have children or not, these questions—posed by Gillian Henry in her story “Walking Humbly”—are ones worth pondering. “Everyday” is the key word here: What kinds of impacts are caused by the … Continue reading Theme Overview: Justice as a Lifestyle

Theme Overview: Migration-Hope & a Home in Transience

Some species of birds happily migrate twice a year. In contrast, humans migrate sporadically and generally reluctantly -- as a species, we tend to favor roots over wings. In 2016, the UN Refugee Agency estimated that there were 65.6 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. The word “displaced,” of course, only addresses half of the journey; … Continue reading Theme Overview: Migration-Hope & a Home in Transience

Environmental Justice as Peacemaking

Written by Luke Overstreet //  “Loving kindness and truth meet together; Righteousness and peace kiss each other. Truth springs from the earth, And righteousness looks down from heaven.” Psalm 85:10 I still remember the first time that I ever read Psalm 85. I was sitting under a neem tree near my family’s home in Nouakchott, … Continue reading Environmental Justice as Peacemaking

Theme Overview: Protecting the Vulnerable, Protecting the Planet

As countries and scientists scramble to protect the planet from unchecked greed and negligence, cries for social justice ring out in streets across the world. While it may seem these two battles are separate, those working in environmental fields know the impact that their work has on the peoples of the world and are striving … Continue reading Theme Overview: Protecting the Vulnerable, Protecting the Planet

Theme Overview: Media’s Platform for Justice

Media: It’s a huge, nebulous word. We consume media each and every day, whether we’re scrolling through our Facebook feeds or hearing a song on the radio. We’re continuously creating and curating in our own ways and through our own platforms. But how can those platforms be used to elevate and awaken—whether we have 10 … Continue reading Theme Overview: Media’s Platform for Justice