Last year, I wrote an article about how seeking justice and sharing the gospel are not at odds with one another. Given recent conversations and concerns about social justice, now seems like the right time for a more nuanced discussion of the topic.
I co-founded a Christian social justice organization which fights against human trafficking. And when individuals claim that Christians should not be involved in social justice issues, I notice a few identifiable misunderstandings. First, some misunderstand the use of the term “social justice” to mean a socialist political agenda. This is not what is meant by Christian social justice. Additionally, some think that “social justice” means the social crucifixion of white men, where all of history’s problems can be blamed on them for their colonizing oppression of blacks and women. This is not what is meant by Christian social justice, either. Lastly, some think that “social justice” means that we can just provide clean water or a hot meal and have no need to evangelize and share the Good News. This also is not what is meant by Christian social justice. …Read More.