Monday, June 02, 2008

Emerging Social Justice...

Jason Clark draws attention to a quote from Stuart Murray Williams who describes holistic, social justice mission as a people who:

"Chose to be identified with the poor, the weak, the marginalized, those without voices or status. They adopt as their agenda the Nazareth Manifesto: The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour. What might this mean? Holistic mission which refuses to separate social justice from evangelism? Decades of Justice as well as Decades of Evangelism?"

Stuart Murray, Church Planting: Laying Foundations, (Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2001), 195.

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