Saturday, July 23, 2016

Shane Claiborne: Relational Justice at the Center of Ending Hunger

Not only do I believe that we can end hunger and homelessness and poverty.  I know that we can...Mother Teresa is right, it may become fashionable to talk about the hungry, but not as fashionable to talk to them.  And if we really care about the poor, that we know their names, they're part of our family, we're in each other's lives. Sometimes the real challenge is relational justice, that we get involved in the lives of those who hurt. That causes us not just to share food with the hungry but to ask why are there people who are hungry, why so many people have more than they need. 
Bread for the World asked several prominent voices in the Christian community to share their vision of what it means to end hunger. This reflection comes from Shane Claiborne,a leading figure in the New Monasticism movement and one of the founding members of the Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities around the world. Claiborne participated in conferences in Albuquerque sponsored by the Center for Action and Contemplation on several occasions, including in 2009 and 2015.

1 comment:

Elainevc said...

Loved hearing this!