Here are our top picks for social justice resources.
50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade - Madeley & Litvinoff
Darren says this is cool. Get into it, and make a lifestyle change. Cos in the end, it’s all about people. If we get on board and get informed about issues like this, we can make a difference.
The Little Book of Biblical Justice - Chris Marshall
So basically this guy’s a legend – he’s a strong Christian and also head of Religious Studies at Vic University. He knows what he’s on about, in other words. This book has excellent Scriptural foundations, and covers both criminal and social justice in-depth.
Be The Change – Zach Hunter
This is an amazing story. Zach is only fifteen, but he’s freeing slaves and changing the world. Straight up. It’s basically getting us to think about the things we see in the world that just aren’t right, and getting us motivated to actually make a difference.
Just: Imagine - Roberts and Strickland
If you want to get motivated on these issues, and get some great ideas about action you can take, this one’s for you.
Follow Me To Freedom - Shane Claiborne and John M Perkins
Claiborne and Perkins draw on more than a century of combined following and learning, activating and leading. Together they craft a timely message for ordinary people willing to take radical steps to see real change happen. They start with Moses as a model and proceed to re-imagine the roles of leading and following in a world desperate for freedom.
The Irrestible Revolution - Shane Claiborne and John M Perkins
Using unconventional examples from his own life, Shane Claiborne stirs up questions about the church and the world, and challenges readers to truly live out their Christian faith
Generous Justice - Timothy J Keller
Keller explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. Here is a book for believers who find the Bible a trustworthy guide, as well as those who suspect that Christianity is a regressive influence in the world.
This is shot on the down-low in China, and shows all the stuff the big companies don’t want us to see – how the clothes we own are actually made. It’s narrative-style, following the story of Jasmine and friends working in a jean factory. Great way to begin social justice awareness in the youth.
Hope Lives DVD series
This is available as a small group kit, with five weeks’ worth of studies. The Hope Lives series look at a particular poverty issue using true stories of people affected, and then helps you and your small group to develop responses to the issue. A very practical resource for creating social justice awareness.
food Inc – Film
A movie that gives some insight into some of the easier to look over injustices in the world. This is USA based but eye opening non-the-less.