The Power of Proximity

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The Power of Proximity

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We can see evidence of injustice all around us, whether in continuing incidents of racial inequality or in the systemic forces that disenfranchise people and perpetuate poverty. It's important to learn about the world's inequities and to be a voice for the voiceless any way we can. But in an age of hashtag and armchair activism, merely raising awareness about injustice is not enough. Michelle Warren knows what is needed. She and her family have chosen to live in communities where they are "proximate to the pain of the poor." This makes all the difference in facing and overcoming injustice. When we build relationships where we live, we discover the complexities of standing with the vulnerable and the commitment needed for long-term change. Proximity changes our perspective, compels our response, and keeps us committed to the journey of pursuing justice for all. Move beyond awareness and experience the power of proximity.

ISBN

9780830843909

Publication Date

7-25-2017

Keywords

Christianity, church work, poor

Publisher

IVP Books

City

Downers Grove, IL

Disciplines

Christianity | Politics and Social Change | Race and Ethnicity

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Class of 1993

The Power of Proximity

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