Shalom! A Journal for the Practice of Reconciliation is a quarterly publication of the Brethren in Christ Church. Its mission is to educate and stimulate Christ-like responses to the needs of society by providing biblical, theological, sociological, denominational and personal perspectives on a variety of comtemporary issues.

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Current Issue

Fall 2017, "Protest and Activism"
Protests like the ones we've been seeing in many parts of the United States and elsewhere, raise questions about how Christians ought to protest and resist things that we believe to be unjust. What is appropriate and effecttive activism for Christians, especially those who are committed to nonviolence? What should be the balance between simply going about the work of the church (being Jesus in the world) and specifically resisting injustice and advocating for just policies and against systemic oppression, racism, violence, sex- ism, etc.? If we choose to participate in public protests because we believe the cause is just and in keeping with our Christian values, should we intentionally disassociate ourselves from those aspects of the protest we don’t fully support? These are some of the questions this edition of Shalom! seeks to address. In 2017, we celebrate the five hundredth anniversary of one of the great protests of all time (the Protestant Reformation). Might it be possible that our contemporary protests could help to bring about a new movement of far-reaching and positive change in the church?

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