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Kunduz: MSF Demands Independent Investigation Into Hospital Attack

#Kunduz outrage: Demand an #IndependentInvestigation on MSF* Hospital Attack *Médecins Sans Frontières a.k.a. Doctors Without Borders On Saturday 3 October 2015 the MSF hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was repeatedly bombed by … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

KC: Support Veronica’s Voice on October 3

Veronica’s Voice is a friend of JW and hosting a great fundraiser night this weekend. The survivor leaders of Veronica’s Voice and VV friends are hosting a Homecoming themed trivia night and silent … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

JW: Construction Begins on Asilong CHM Secondary School in Kenya

Construction on a new building of Asilong CHM Secondary School in Asilong, Pokot, Kenya has begun! JW Justice leadership team member Sam De Jong traveled to Asilong last month to work … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kenya: History of Pokot Pastoralism

As JW continues our construction and partnership with the Pokot people of Asilong village, JW Justice leadership team member Julie Morris is digging into some good research. She shares this … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Race and Incarceration: The Atlantic on Mass Incarceration in America

“American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they’ve failed to reckon with history. … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Race: The Evangelical Toolkit

An idea coined by authors of the well known book “Divided by Faith”, Michael Emerson and Christian Smith – the evangelical toolkit – expresses the a problem of race in … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Immigration: A Story of Patience

“An orphan named Patience and an argument for open immigration.” Read on >

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

JW: Strawberry Swing to Benefit Pokot Projects

On Saturday, August 1, JW is planning to have a table/booth at the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair, the proceeds from which will be directed to our Pokot initiative. This … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sudan: “The Worst Atrocity You’ve Never Heard Of”

If you’ve followed the JW Justice Blog for a while, you probably one of the few who has heard of it–the ongoing bombing and slaughter of innocent civilians in the Nuba Mountains … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

KC: Payday Lending Ban

For years payday lending has served to concentrate greed and prey on the most economically vulnerable in Kansas City and elsewhere. Two Kansas City lenders were recently banned from the … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Being: Race & Belonging

“Race is a little bit like gravity,” John Powell says: experienced by all, understood by the few. He is an esteemed legal scholar and thinker who counsels all kinds of … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Race: Report Shows 95% of US Prosecutors are White

Another angle on racial injustice in America: A new analysis finds 95 percent of elected prosecutors in the U.S. are white. NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to Bryan Stevenson of the Equal … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Race: Yes! Magazine Interviews Desmond Tutu

Yes! Magazine’s Summer issue focused on #blacklivesmatter and included a beautiful interview with Desmond Tutu and his daughter the Rev. Mpho Tutu called “Could there be racial peace in the … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hope: Liz Bohannon on Not Losing It

It’s been a big few weeks in the news and there has been a lot to process. It seems the tragedies never end. From the massacre in Charleston to recent … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Amazing Grace

Did you know that in the past week, both KC Mayor Sly James and President Barack Obama publicly sang “Amazing Grace”? From an old World Series bet with the mayor … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sermon: “When the Verdict Hurts”

As we mourn the tragedy this week where worshippers were shot down in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, we revisit this sermon by Rev. Dr. Howard John Wesley, “When the … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Race: “The condition of black life…”

In light of the tragedy this week in Charleston, South Carolina, we share this article with a complex perspective on “the condition of black life”. Along with reading the article, … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

KC: Andrew Johnson on Gentrification

JW friend Andrew Johnson wrote this post on white privilege and the false perceptions of gentrification in the urban core of Kansas City. He states, “Dear believer, please sit with … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment