(Just follow the links.)
In Christianity for the Rest of Us, the sub-title of this chapter on justice is "Engaging the Powers." Diana Butler Bass talks about "doing justice" on page 161:
"Doing justice goes beyond fixing unfair and oppressive structures. Doing justice means engaging the powers — transforming the 'inner spirit' of all systems of injustice, violence, and exclusion."
2. Leaders of the religious right often quote John Winthrop's sermon, "A Model of Christian Charity," to prove that America is a Christian nation. Do you think this is an appropriate use of Winthrop's words? What do you make of the idea of a "city set upon a hill"? Can congregations emulate Winthrop's ideal of Christian faithfulness? Can the nation?
3. Is justice a noun or a verb? Is justice spiritual?