Boston Faith & Justice Network is about bringing Christians together in community. True, there is also a mission we hope to help equip you and ourselves for.  But today as we enter Lent together I am writing this just considering how we can strengthen each other in faith that we might be stronger in community 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 »

Celebrating Two Years with BFJN!

About 2 years ago I was waiting to meet one of my best friends for lunch.  I still remember how she breezed up to the table and declared herself in possession of a “crazy idea”.  Turns out the idea involved us applying together for a job, which was in fact posted for only one person, continue reading »

Living Gratefully

Living Gratefully “You should be more grateful!” “Don’t you understand how much you have to be thankful for!” “Stop asking for things and show some gratitude for what we already have!” These are things I find myself saying to my kids, the last usually as we walk through Target and I try to get away continue reading »

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Only two more shopping days…. So for those of you who have had your Christmas shopping done since before Thanksgiving, who’ve wrapped all your gifts, made all your food and checked all your lists –  I will try not to hate you.  The rest of us know what it’s like out there.  The scarcity of continue reading »

What if Christmas giving could transform the world?

Americans are very into Christmas. We really love celebrating this time of year! In 2013, consumers in the U.S. spent about $730 during the holiday season, for a grand total of about $602 billion when all is said and done between gifts, entertaining, traveling and decorating. To put that number in perspective, the annual GDP continue reading »

For the Love of Christmas

I love the Christmas season! I love driving around with my girls and exclaiming at the lights. I love baking (and eating!) Christmas cookies. I love the colors, the smells (thank you Yankee Candle for somehow capturing so many) and the anticipation that comes with this time of year. I love the homemade Christmas ornaments continue reading »