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Social Justice: A Christian Repsonse

An interview with Christian activist, Shane Claiborne

 

Many Christians feel that they should be involved in social action: righting the wrongs that they see in society today. This is why you will find many Christians involved in charity work across the country.

However, some Christians also advocate for others, writing books and taking to the world stage to draw attention to injustices in society. These people are known as social activists. They are similar to the prophets that God sent to the people of ancient Israel.

In the Old Testament, we read about the prophets that God sent to speak to the Israelites. Jeremiah, Amos, Ezekial and Isaiah are just a few examples of prophets, all sent by God to speak to the people who live in ancient Israel thousands of years ago about things that were going wrong.

But what are prophets, and why did God send them?

Does the world still need prophets today? If so, what would their message from God be?

RE:QUEST interviewed Christian social activist, Shane Claiborne, to get his views on this subject and, of course, social justice in the world today

Shane is from Tennessee, America, and is involved in social action, raising a voice for people and issues across the world. Indeed, many people believe that he is a modern-day prophet.

Watch the video to find out the answers to the questions above and more...

You can find out more about Shane here.