26 episodes

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.

Do Justice Office of Social Justice

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

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.

    Edgar Aguilar: Vaccine Equity with La Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa in Honduras | Season 4 Ep. 5

    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.)

    Show Notes:


    Transcript: https://dojustice.crcna.org/article/edgar-aguilar-vaccine-equity-la-asociaci%C3%B3n-para-una-sociedad-m%C3%A1s-justa-honduras
    ASJ Honduras: https://asjhonduras.com/webhn/en/home/
    ASJ USA: https://www.asj-us.org/

    • 28 min
    Dena Nicolai: The Gift of Talking With an Elected Official - Advocating With Newcomers and Refugees | Season 4 Ep. 4

    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.

    Show Notes:


    Transcript: https://dojustice.crcna.org/article/dena-nicolai-gift-talking-elected-official
    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

    • 34 min
    Kyle-Meyaard-Schaap: Advocating for the Creation Care Policies We Need Now | Season 4 Ep. 3

    Kyle-Meyaard-Schaap: Advocating for the Creation Care Policies We Need Now | Season 4 Ep. 3

    In this episode, Kyle Meyaard-Schapp, vice president of the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) shares how he got involved in climate advocacy as a Christian - including the middle-school humor nickname for the lake near the town where he grew up! Kyle and Chris also talk about lament as a necessary component of hope, how to encourage folks wherever they are on their justice journeys, and taking the long view when it comes to bringing about change.

    Show Notes:


    Transcript: https://dojustice.crcna.org/article/kyle-meyaard-schaap-advocating-creation-care-policies-we-need-now
    Evangelical Environmental Network: https://creationcare.org/
    Kyle on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kyle.schaap
    Kyle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kmeyaardschaap
    Climate Witness Project: https://www.crcna.org/climate-witness-project

    • 31 min
    Julia Beazley: Protecting People in Person and in Policy | Season 4 Ep. 2

    Julia Beazley: Protecting People in Person and in Policy | Season 4 Ep. 2

    Julia Beazley, Director of Public Policy for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, tells the story of the survivors, church communities, and policy makers who advocated to instate Bill C-36 into law. Chris and Julia also talk about the responsibility to stop treating people in vulnerable circumstances like the problem and address the systemic problems that make people vulnerable.

    Show Notes:


    Transcript: https://dojustice.crcna.org/article/julia-beazley-protecting-people-person-and-policy
    Restorations: https://www.restorationscanada.org/
    Defend Dignity: https://defenddignity.ca/
    EFC (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada): https://www.evangelicalfellowship.ca/

    • 38 min
    It’s Long Work: Glimpses into the History of the CRCNA’s Engagement with Charity and Advocacy with Susan VanLopik | Season 4 Ep. 1

    It’s Long Work: Glimpses into the History of the CRCNA’s Engagement with Charity and Advocacy with Susan VanLopik | Season 4 Ep. 1

    You don’t have to be a history geek to appreciate the vintage vibes in this episode! Susan VanLopik, Director of Program Excellence with World Renew joins Chris Orme to look at the broad overview of how (and how long) the CRCNA has been involved in working toward justice throughout its history. Chris and Susan talk about words from a 1973 report to Synod that still pack a punch today and Susan shares the powerful stories that inspire her (and all of us) to keep working toward justice for the long haul. (Sadly, we never get the details about Susan’s finger tattoos. Maybe next time.)

    Show Notes:


    Transcript: https://dojustice.crcna.org/article/it%E2%80%99s-long-work-glimpses-history-crcna%E2%80%99s-engagement-charity-and-advocacy-susan-vanlopik
    World Hunger Report (1978 Acts of Synod, pg. 563: https://www.calvin.edu/library/database/crcnasynod/1978agendaacts.pdf
    Freedom to Serve Report (1993): https://www.crcna.org/sites/default/files/freedom_to_serve.pdf
    World Renew U.S. https://worldrenew.net/
    World Renew Canada: https://worldrenew.ca/

    • 27 min
    Chris and Cindy Geek Out About Shalom | Season 4 Intro

    Chris and Cindy Geek Out About Shalom | Season 4 Intro

    Our colleague Cindy Stover joins Chris Orme to geek out about the word “shalom” and set the groundwork for our next season exploring the intersections of charity and advocacy.


    Live Just.ly: crcna.org/SocialJustice/resources/live-justly
    Faith In Action: crcna.org/FaithInAction 
    Transcript: https://dojustice.crcna.org/article/chris-and-cindy-geek-out-about-shalom

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Nathan RB ,

Well-done

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.

Villa Park Zig ,

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!!

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