Justice

Our Children – Hooked by issues of Justice

by Amanda Fischer, Director of Lifespan Learning There are so many opportunities for children to learn about justice at home. From basic questions about right and wrong, all the way to exploring the various shades of grey in complex political questions, young people are hooked by issues of fairness and justice. Ethical questions naturally engage…

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Inspirations on Justice

“Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness.” Albert Camus “If we do not maintain justice, justice will not maintain us.” Francis Bacon “So keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to have fun doin’ it. Lord, let your laughter…

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Justice: Movie Resources

Gandhi  (1982 – 190 minutes – PG) Epic and unforgettable, Gandhi swept the 1983 Oscars, winning eight awards including Best Picture. The awe-inspiring story of Mohandas Gandhi, the diminutive lawyer who stood up to the British in India and became an international symbol of nonviolence and understanding. Hotel Rwanda  (2005 – 122 minutes – PG13) Amid the holocaust…

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Embracing Justice to Build a Better World

Why did I embrace justice work in my life? My early family life was one of material privilege but little interconnection. More than 25 years ago, sensing something not right in my life, I felt the call to justice work. This path would allow me to connect across classes and races to help build a…

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Video and Audio Resources on Justice

  Justice with Michael Sandel A 12-part Harvard University course offered free online, exploring justice from the point of view of moral philosophy and illustrated with contemporary examples.  Video, 12 1-hour episodes. http://www.justiceharvard.org/   On Being with Krista Tippett: Justice and a Just War Three voices explore the possibility – or impossibility – of “just war” as…

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Our Music – At The Forefront with Justice Seekers

Music is instrumental to justice. Since music speaks to the soul, it has a way of touching and connecting people deeply.  A songwriter can create a piece of art that strengthens and encourages the feelings of justice in an individual. Songs can cross barriers and connect people in shared feeling of justice and truth. Music has…

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Spiritual Exercises on Justice

Each of us has a vision of justice based on values that tell us how life ought to be lived. What values do you draw on to determine whether things are “fair,” “right,” or “good”? Can you name them to yourself?  Do you name them to others? Often, doing justice requires speaking out against injustice. Can you think…

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Justice in Spirit

There are times when we can control the world. We learned it as children. We throw the stone, we move the food. As we get older we keep trying to be in “control” but we realize “control” doesn’t always work. There are factors beyond our control, there are problems we do not understand. Slowly we become…

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