Archive for the ‘Social Justice’ Category

Abdolreza Haghnejad and Yousef Nadarkhani: Christians in Iran

Yousef Nadarkhani still looks set to become the first Christian executed for apostasy in Iran since 1990. Unfortunately, he may be merely the first in a new wave of Iranian persecutions–yet the media has hardly noticed. Abdolreza ‘Matthias’ Haghnejad, a pastor in the Evangelical Church...
August 26th, 2011 | Culture, Featured, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Other, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Religious Liberty, Social Justice | Read More

Good News From Libya–For Now

As Libyan rebel forces occupy the capital at Tripoli, it’s natural to wonder whether the presumed ousting of Moamar Qaddafi will lead to something even more insidious than his tyrannical regime. It’s a distinct possibility, but perhaps not for the reasons you expect. Unlike in Egypt, where...
August 23rd, 2011 | Culture, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Other, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Social Justice | Read More

Pornography, PETA Style

I would have thought that anyone arguing for a connection between PETA and pornography would have to suggest that objectification of women expressed via pornography was comparable to the objectification of animals in the meat industry production lines. Treating women like pieces of meat and then treating...
August 22nd, 2011 | Creation Care, Culture, Featured, Human Rights, Politics, Social Experiments, Social Justice | Read More

Freedom Sunday 2011

March 13 was Freedom Sunday, an international effort by congregations around the world to raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking and organize efforts to oppose it around the world. Freedom Sunday coincides with the first Sunday of Lent in the western calendar for a reason. It was for...
March 13th, 2011 | Culture, Ethics, Human Rights, Moral Philosophy, Social Justice, The Gospel | Read More

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak is gone: Long Live the Muslim Brotherhood?

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down this morning, and there’s no way to know what will happen next. While one should, on principle, welcome the departure of a tyrant, the fact is the Egyptian people might very well become less free now that Mubarak is gone. That’s because—as anyone who...
February 11th, 2011 | Culture, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Religious Liberty, Social Justice | Read More

An Open Letter To Mohamed Abdel Moniem El-Sawy

An open letter to Mohamed Abdel Moniem El-Sawy: I must admit, I don’t understand everything about the different segments of your Islamic faith—anymore than I understand everything about all the different denominations of Christianity. But they say actions speak louder than words, and I do understand...
January 11th, 2011 | Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Religious Liberty, Social Justice, Worldviews | Read More

Malaysia, Myanmar, and Hillary Clinton

EO has been quiet lately, but our editors surely haven’t.  Here’s one of my latest, from the New Ledger: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is in Australia this week, speaking on social justice, democracy, and his own legal woes.  He has also addressed the recent release of Aung...
November 22nd, 2010 | Blogging, Culture, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Media, Other, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Social Justice | Read More

Social Justice and the Cross: A False Dichotomy

Something’s rotten in the state of Christendom.  In the third century, Cyprian was bishop of Carthage.  The church had recently survived the Decian persecutions and Cyprian controversially urged his congregants to welcome back into the body of Christ those who had denied their faith under duress. ...
October 12th, 2010 | Book Reviews, Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Ethics, Evangelicals, Human Rights, Social Justice, The Gospel | Read More

Evangelical Or Reformed?

I consider myself an “evangelical” four days a week.  The other three, well, I’m not so sure.  This ambivalence toward the label seems to be part and parcel of being a Reformed (especially confessional) Christian in America today.  To be Reformed is necessarily to be suspicious of “those American...
September 13th, 2010 | Evangelicals, Protestant, Social Justice, The Gospel | Read More

Anwar Ibrahim: Not the Bright Spot We’d Hoped For

As Israel struggles to defend itself, Islamist voices around the world still stridently condemn the Jewish state for stopping the flotilla bringing aid to Hamas. Shockingly, one of those voices is Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim — the former media darling and favorite of the foreign-policy teams of...
June 30th, 2010 | Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Religious Liberty, Social Justice | Read More