Streams of Justice will be hosting another “Faith and Justice Roundtable” in just two weeks. Over the course of this series, justice issues and biblical texts have been brought together in an effort to connect the Word with the World, and explore how the Christian scriptural traditions call on people of that faith to engage in struggles for justice. We began in January with an overview of the centrality of justice within the biblical witness, and then looked at specific justice issues (e.g., Indigenous sovereignty and decolonization; environmental justice) over the course of subsequent roundtable events.
We continue our series with a look at issues around which Streams of Justice began to organize 8 years ago: poverty and homelessness. These realities are still with us and continue to present challenges in the movement toward a more just society (BC has the highest rates of poverty among all provinces in Canada, and the latest Metro Vancouver homeless count registered the highest numbers on record). So at our next Faith and Justice Roundtable, we’ll probe the systemic causes of poverty and homelessness and try to expose the roots of these troubling and persistent justice issues. We will also turn to the biblical tradition and see what insights it can offer us in our journey of fusing faith and justice.
We invite you to join us for this evening of discussion together. If you haven’t been able to attend any of the previous roundtables, no worries; all are welcome to participate whenever possible. And come a little early to enjoy some fine desserts and coffee/tea as well. Also pass the invitation along to others you know who might be interested in this evening of conversation together. Look forward to seeing you there.
take care … SoJ organizers