This week the United Nations finalized sustainable development goals to end global poverty by 2030.  The 17 goals for accomplishing this objective go into effect in January 2016. All the goals are important.  But I appreciate the international recognition that access to justice is essential to ending poverty.  Access to justice enables and empowers people…

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As we enter holy week (the week between Palm Sunday and Easter) we often celebrate Jesus triumphal entry and then his unjust trial, crucifixion and resurrection.  But this excerpt from the book Gospel Justice shows the importance of what Jesus did on Monday when he cleared the temple of injustice.  He could not abide injustice,…

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Everywhere I go there seems to be someone with a notebook cover, t-shirt, or some other emblem against trafficking.  Trafficking is one of the greatest evils of our time, but I can’t help but wonder if we haven’t almost turned it into the cool thing to be against.  I wonder how many people actually do…

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