Guest Post – Melanie Yong

As I walk past aisle after aisle of the cold section in my local supermarket, checking the different cuts, parts and fat percentage in the minced meat, I thought about that time when I visited my friend in his village, east of my homeland in Malaysia. Scanning through fleshy, pink fresh meat, organic and non-organic, continue reading »

it’s not just cubits in here

My grandmother, who passed away eight years ago, read through the Bible annually.  I still remember her in her house dress and bathrobe sitting in an old arm chair in the morning leafing through her well-worn King James.  I aspire to her consistency but not the house dress and bathrobe, they were kind of awful!  continue reading »

A Time Such as This

These days I find myself often considering and being challenged by Mordecai’s words from Esther 4:14 – And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? The story of Esther has been a source of inspiration for me for some time.  Esther’s courage, her commitment to continue reading »

Risk and Reward

By Miriam Riad Throughout Scripture, we see that followers of Jesus are required to take risks. Whether it is risk of social status, risk of losing possessions, or even risk of their very lives, Christians are called to this life of abandonment. One of my favorites passages of Scripture is Mark 10, where Jesus has continue reading »

Linking Justice and Generosity in the Church

Linking Generosity and Justice in the Church Early spring to summer is a transition time in the church—Holy Week is over, programs are lighter, congregants are preparing for vacations and enjoying warmer weather. But it is also a time when significant activity is happening below the surface, the spring planting of new ministry opportunities and continue reading »

A Look at 2017

Christa and I are excited to begin 2017 with the Boston Faith & Justice Network.  We have been working as Co-Directors for more than two years now and feel like this will be the best year yet—which is saying something because last year was tremendous.   We had two great events—Jonathan Wilson-Hargrove came to speak in continue reading »

Advent by Miriam

With the approach of Christmas, I have been thinking about generosity. Christmas is the season of giving, and Jesus is the great giver. All I can think about is how generously He came. With the word justice, there is automatically an association and assumption of action. The angels told the shepherds there was good news. continue reading »

Guest Post – Miriam Riad

I don’t remember when I first learned about human trafficking. I think I was in high school. I didn’t even know what fair trade was until college. Modern day slavery was not in my vocabulary. And I remember, upon first learning about all these injustices that exist in my lifetime, in my own backyard, I continue reading »

Technology that Inspires Generosity

Intentionality in creating a giving strategy is a significant way to make your generosity more transformative—for the people and organizations you give to and for yourself as a spiritual practice. For many, taking the time to write out a check and send it (rather than automate everything in order to remember to give) is a continue reading »