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Praying for Justice

This extraordinary new book guides through daily prayer for the marginalized in U.S. society (and the world) through all four years of the Trump presidency…


Praying for Justice: A Lectionary of Christian Concern
Anderson Campbell and Steve Sherwood

Paperback: Barclay Press, 2017
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From the introduction:

“It’s easy to look at the campaign rhetoric during the previous eighteen months and conclude that the next four years are going to be profoundly difficult for the vulnerable in our society. The reality is that, for them, every year is difficult. Most of the Founding Fathers were slaveholders. Franklin Delano Roosevelt interred more than one hundred thousand Japanese American citizens. Liberal and conservative presidents led a country that for decades allowed Jim Crow laws to remain in place and denied women the right to vote. John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy dragged his feet on civil rights reform. Ronald Reagan’s policies on mental health led to an explosion in the number of homeless in our country. Bill Clinton ushered in the mass incarceration of young African Americans. Barack Obama has deported more undocumented immigrants than any president before him. If one is convinced, as we are, that God’s heart is uniquely for those without power, without recourse to justice, then there has never been a time in our nation’s history when the powers that be have been in alignment with this passion of God’s.”


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ERB editor Chris Smith has been curating a series of Advent reflections on the daily Lectionary texts on the Slow Church Blog.

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Monday 11/28: Fear Not! (Chris Smith)

Tuesday 11/29: The Immense Joy of Christ’s Victory (Chris Smith)

Wednesday 11/30: Incarnating Christ in our Places (Chris Smith)

Thursday 12/1: The Whoring Bride of Christ (Chris Smith)

Friday 12/2:  A Season Wrought With Tension (Kyle Mobley)

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