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Conservatives are perceived to be at a disadvantage when it comes to social justice. We simply must get better at thinking and talking about it. And we have a lot to offer. Liberal progressivism is very flawed in its perceptions of social justice, and its policy prescriptions are often disastrous. It is no accident that after nearly a decade of the left's ascendancy, American society is bitterly divided and increasingly convinced that social institutions have been hijacked to enrich a few favored groups with both money and power.
Social justice is a goal that challenges every generation. It is never achieved completely, but we must keep trying. The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to ponder this transcendent ideal of our Judeo-Christian heritage.
What could possibly be wrong with social justice? We like justice. We are social beings. Should not our communities be just ones? Author Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. maintains that social justice is not justice. When we pursue social justice, it is at the expense of true justice and in its pursuit of equality, social justice threatens liberty. It is a case of setting contradictory and incompatible goals. Hushbeck examines our current pursuit of social justice and how it has failed, while looking also at the scriptures we use in that pursuit and how we have misunderstood them. While we should care about our neighbors and find ways to ease the plight of the poor, social justice’s emphasis on redistribution is not only often unjust but it actually makes things worse. His prescription? Pursue justice and liberty without any adjectives.
Tags: Elgin Hushbeck, social justice, redistribution, equality, poverty, justice, Obama, liberty
In a recent article in The Nation, Canadian author/activist Naomi Klein posed an important question/observation: "What does #BlackLivesMatter have to do with Climate Change?" (http://www.thenation.com/article/192801/what-does-blacklivesmatter-have-do-climate-change)
On the next episode of PR 13:20, we'll look deeper into Klein's inquiry, and discuss the similarities revealed when juxtaposing the issues of social and environmental justice, the affects of rampant police brutality and unchecked global warming, and the communities and nations most affected. We'll also look at where these movements intersect and appear to be headed, and what actions can be taken to ensure that systemic change does occur, and soon, because our lives do depend upon it.
When we consider what social justice is... how quickly is justice modified by economic necessity? How can individuals act/behave in ways that recomfirm the tennants of real social justice, ie compassion, generosity, understanding, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you..." etc. Can social justice only be spoken about in churches and practiced among the participants in your church? When you leave the church, and you mingle with general society, you may imagine potential enemies, competitors that may effect your survival and that of your family among random masses of people. This leads you to curb your natural impulses toward social justice. Can a 90 year old man be applauded for feeding the homeless in a public park... and not repremanded and arrested? Where is social justice in our lives today and how can it be encouraged?
THE EXCEPTIONAL ONE, KEN MCCLENTON, NIGHTLY DELVES INTO THE CHALLENGES FACED BY CONSERVATIVE AMERICANS WITHIN SOCIETY'S CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS--INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY, EDUCATION, ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT AND FAITH--WITH A UNIQUE URBAN TWIST.
MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS AT 9:00 PM ET.
JIHAD AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ARE ONE.
PEOPLE MARCHED IN THE STREETS DEMANDING THE LIVES OF POLICE OFFICERS.
THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF MOHAMMADANS, THEIR WISHES WERE GRANTED.
TONIGHT, WE EXPLORE HOW THE CONSERVATIVE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
WAS DERAILED BY THE LEFTISTS AND PROGRESSIVES.
THE DERAILMENT HAS RESULTED IN A WAR ON CIVIL SOCIETY.
BLOOD IS JUST BEGINNING TO BE SPILLED IN AMERICA.
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Please join us Thursday evening as we discuss the Moving Social Justice Conference. We trust that you left the conference feeling motivated, supported, and encouraged by the panels, speakers, and colleagues.
This truly was a labor of love and we enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing online. We are here to build relationships, coalitions, and collaborations.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at blackskeptics(at)gmail(dot)com or peopleofcolorbeyondfaith(at)gmail(dot)com.
On behalf of Dr.Hutchinson, Donald Wright, Raina Rhoades, and Kimberly Veal we thank you for the motivation and support. We look forward to bringing you more webcasts and our 2015 conference in Houston, Tx.
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