SOCIAL JUSTICE


President Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh as His Nominee for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, to succeed Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. UPDATE CBN News: In front of a nationally televised audience Monday night, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Trump introduced Kavanaugh as “a judge’s judge” and cited his “proven commitment...

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Jesus Didn’t Fit Politically or Socially; Probably Wouldn’t Now Either

If Jesus walked among us today he would probably not fit neatly into any of our political categories. BY ROBERT CHAO ROMERO Matthew 25 Movement I don’t think he would endorse the full political platform of either the Republicans or the Democrats because each party has biblical blind spots. Two thousand years ago, Jesus didn’t fit neatly into any of the major social groups of his day either. ONE IN A SERIES: HOW WOULD...

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When a Church Skips Sunday Service To Help a Cause

I couldn’t believe we decided to cancel our Sunday service. BY ANDREW ALESSO On July 1st at Thrive LA we asked our entire congregation to skip church and go participate in a fundraiser hosted by a local small business on behalf of families separated and detained at the border. It wasn’t even a Christian event. The event raised over $15,000 for free legal aid for those families, helped us form amazing relationships...

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Families Belong Together Rally Missing Christians?

It seemed like every people group imaginable showed up to support the #FamiliesBelongTogether march in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday (6/30/18) — except for Christians. BY JON GARCIA Tens of thousands of people crowded the steps of City Hall as they chanted, sang songs, and held signs in display of solidarity against the separation of migrant children from their undocumented parents. The incidents of such action at the nation’s southern border...

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California Can’t Force Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion

Pro-life pregnancy centers offering women alternatives to abortion won a major free speech victory on Tuesday, Christianity Today reported. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to block a California law requiring pregnancy centers post referrals to state-funded abortion providers and birth control resources, forcing them to promote services that violate their beliefs, CT stated. CT associate editor, Kate Shellnutt, reported that Christian and pro-life groups celebrated the decision. The legal outcome follows...

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Families Belong Together; DTLA Rally For Immigration Policy Reform

A demonstration and prayer vigil about US immigration policy under intensified scrutiny organized by religious leaders of different faiths and denominations met outside the Downtown Los Angeles headquarters of ICE and the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday (6/21). BY COLTON CURRY I was fortunate enough to participate in this rally in support of immigration policy reform and to stand in solidarity with my brothers and sisters who are being detained...

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Hispanic Evangelical Leaders React To President’s Action, Crisis At The Border

A nationwide outrage over an immigration policy that allowed the separation of children from parents detained at the southern border did not appear to diffuse much despite President Donald Trump’s executive order signed Wednesday to stop the practice. While leaders in the Hispanic evangelical community in the U.S., such as Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Wilfredo De Jesús, influential speaker and pastor, praised...

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Southern Baptist Convention Passes Resolutions in Response to #MeToo

The Southern Baptist Convention officially acknowledged its come-to-Jesus moment by passing resolutions at its annual meeting on Tuesday (6/12). All this coming as leaders of America’s largest Protestant denomination aim for better responses to sexism and abuse. The #MeToo movement’s spotlight on sexism and abuse, which began as revelations in the entertainment industry, now includes a sharp focus on the Christian community as a whole. Among the 16 resolutions passed by...

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Union Rescue Mission 5k Hits Fundraising Goal with Help of ‘Average Joe’

Perhaps the success of the Union Rescue Mission’s first 5k Walk fundraiser held on Saturday (June 2, 2018) can not be fully gauged by the half million dollars raised (so far) by hundreds of participants, but by the increased level of community involvement. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW The walk helped the Christian organization that tackles homelessness to move from tapping solely into the rich and famous for funds to inviting the “Average Joe”...

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Jesus Also Came to Disrupt the Political Status Quo

I remember hearing in Government Class that there was a separation between church and state. The state couldn’t interfere with the church and the church wasn’t supposed to interfere with matters of the state (government). BY CEDRIC NELMS In learning more about Jesus and the Gospel, it is apparent that Jesus was very much involved with matters of the state. His involvement was based on justice, righteousness, and showing that the...

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