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Contribution to Jesus and Justice: stories of radical Christian living

Contribution to Jesus and Justice: stories of radical Christian living

Mann, Sally (2024) Contribution to Jesus and Justice: stories of radical Christian living. In: Jones, Simon, (ed.) Jesus and Justice: Stories of radical Christian living. Stories of Jesus & Justice . Red Letter Christians UK, Birmingham, UK. ISBN 979-8873935086; 979-8873935086

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I was invited to convene a series of dialogues to form the editorial content to this book. The book contains 25 stories of faith-informed activism in the UK: from eco-justice; gender inclusion; homelessness; economics and migrant advocacy. I convened 5 zoom dialogues looking at blocks of stories, edited these films for Youtube, and then provided short 1500 word summaries which acted as commentary and discussion starters. Dialogue partners ranged from nationally accomplished theologians to MPs, and experienced activists. My contribution was to aid the public theological content and dissemination for the book.
We bring together 25 authors from across the UK, writing about their lived experience of seeking Jesus and justice in their communities. Some you will know (we have new stories from Steve Chalke, Anthony Reddie, Anji Barker and Mike Royal...) as well as others you may not have heard about yet. They speak honestly, from the heart, in accessible stories. This is not a heavy theological book trying to have the last word. It's a moving collection of 'first word' stories to encourage you. We have grouped our authors' stories around verses from the beautiful vision of Shalom in Isaiah 65:17-23. We explore eco-justice, poverty and placemaking, housing, migration, economics, education and criminal justice. We've added five dialogues from leading British theologians and experienced activists. These appear in summary at the end of every section. You can view longer 20 min recordings of these dialogues FREE on our accompanying website Whichever theme you start with, you can listen to our conversations and use them to spark discussions in your church or community. Our book will inspire you with what is possible when a Jesus-centred faith is at the heart of activism.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is a practical contribution to the volume from the author and relates to this event - MP
Uncontrolled Keywords: practical theology; Christian activism;
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
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