Do Justice is a conversation starter for those wishing to pursue justice in and through the Christian Church. Together, we’re finding new ideas and perspectives, sharing better ways to engage in justice work, remembering our motivation, and growing in our faith. Join us!
Do Justice is hosted by World Renew, the Office of Social Justice, and the Centre for Public Dialogue of the Christian Reformed Church of North America.
The Porters Gate: Groaning/Singing with Creation | Season 5 Ep. 3
Songs about the end of the world and stuff. [Actually] we have a great conversation about ways churches in North America can think about their relationship with creation in a new way through the music offered in the Climate Vigil Album created with The Porters Gate.
Climate change can feel heavy and dark. The Climate Vigil is a project to bring prayer and light to the topic. Global participants met during COP21 in Glasgow to sing and pray for creation. Isaac Wardell and Peter Fargo are guests.
“These Walls of Bitterness Must Be Broken” | Season 5 Ep. 2
In 1995, Jonathan Maracle, a Mohawk from Tyendinaga Territory in Ontario, Canada, decided not to sing Amazing Grace at the Sacred Assembly in Ottawa, as he had been asked. What he didn’t know was that listening to the Spirit in that moment would inspire a band and ministry that would shape the rest of his life [and the church.]
Bless God, Bless Others - Cruciform Worship | Season 5 Ep. 1
We welcome Dr. Kenny Wallace to the show. Kenny is an African American Choctaw Pawnee from the United States living in Canada. He teaches nationally and internationally about multi-ethnic worship with his organization Kingdom Reflections Multi-Ethnic Worship Ministries and today he unpacks with us how multi-ethnic worship can shape our spiritual imaginations.
Kingdom Reflections Multi-Ethnic Worship Ministries https://www.krmeworshipministries.org/kingdom-reflections-multi-ethnic-worship-team
Tune Our Hearts: How Worship Shapes Us to Do Justice | Season 5 Preview
It’s a party! The Do Justice podcast has new partners and friends. Joyce Borger and Katie Roelofs with CRCNA Worship Ministries join us to set up the focus for this season: how worship can orient our hearts toward justice.
P.S. Throughout this season you may hear our producers names' Megan and Victoria come up. They're on each call to make sure that the sound quality etc. is great for your listening ears.
Faith in Action: https://new.crcna.org/PublicDialogue/advocacy/faith-action-workshop
Live Just.ly: https://www.crcna.org/SocialJustice/resources/live-justly
Edgar Aguilar: Vaccine Equity with La Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa in Honduras | Season 4 Ep. 5
In the final episode of Season 4, Edgar Aguilar, senior researcher with La Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa, or the Association for a More Just Society in Honduras joins us. Edgar shares how organizations and communities advocating for Covid-19 vaccine equity have resulted in increased vaccination rates in Honduras. Chris and Edgar also talk about running—(Edgar likes running to be present in the moment; Chris likes running to the fridge for pizza)—and how work toward increased integrity in the energy sector can help meet both immediate and long-term needs for people in Honduras.
(Note for our English-speaking listeners: the abbreviation “ASJ” is pronounced “a” (ah) - “s” (EH-say) - “j” (HOH-ta) in Spanish.)
ASJ Honduras: https://asjhonduras.com/webhn/en/home/
ASJ USA: https://www.asj-us.org/
Dena Nicolai: The Gift of Talking With an Elected Official - Advocating With Newcomers and Refugees | Season 4 Ep. 4
Dena Nicolai, chaplain and refugee support mobilizer with the Christian Reformed Churches of British Columbia, shares the simple starting place for much of her engagement with people who have been refugees: joining them for a cup of coffee and saying “tell me how you’re doing.” Dena and Chris also talk about the ministry of sharing in lament, the importance of advocating ‘with’ and rather than ‘for’, and how the advocacy of faith communities and sponsors alongside newcomers changed government policy to provide a more “full” welcome for refugees in Canada.
Citizens for Public Justice: https://cpj.ca/
Half Welcome Report: https://cpj.ca/a-half-welcome/
Continuing Welcome Report: https://network.crcna.org/biblical-justice/continuing-welcome-report
Center for Public Dialogue: https://www.crcna.org/PublicDialogue
Faith in Action: https://www.crcna.org/FaithInAction
World Renew Refugee Sponsorship: https://worldrenew.ca/refugee-sponsorship
Action Center: https://p2a.co/CGfkxsh
Excellent for Christians seeking to Iive out a call to do justice in their own lives. I appreciate the quality of practitioner-guests and host Kate Kooyman’s quality of questions. It is a good length for sharing stories and providing the listener needed courage. The production is also well-done. Highly recommend.
A great new podcast
Great podcast!! I was wondering if there could be anything new in this crowded space, and there is !! Great interviews, new insights, insightful analysis. Excellent!!