Theme Overview: Economics – Seeing the People Behind the Numbers

At first glance, economics seems like it’s all about numbers: the value of a stock, the interest on a loan, or supply and demand. One might not think that a discipline so numbers-focused can also be used to work powerful acts of justice. The three writers featured here know that behind the numbers are people. … Continue reading Theme Overview: Economics – Seeing the People Behind the Numbers

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