Witness for Justice

Witness for Justice (WFJ) is a weekly editorial opinion column for public distribution which identifies timely or urgent justice issues. WFJ is a theologically based perspective founded on historic commitment to justice and peace of the United Church of Christ.

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File Commentary: It’s MY RIGHT to shoot you!
July 24, 2014
File Commentary: Gaza Writes Back
July 17, 2014
File Commentary: Transitioning Away From Fossil Fuels
July 10, 2014
File Commentary: Women’s Rights Once Again Denied
July 3, 2014
File Commentary: In An Uneven World, What does Solidarity Mean?
June 26, 2014
File Commentary: Modeling Reconciliation
June 19, 2014
File Commentary: Witnessing Faith
June 12, 2014
File Commentary: Maya Angelou - A Modern Day Prophet
June 5, 2014
File Commentary: Caring for the Good Gift of Sexuality
May 29, 2014
File Commentary: Our Warming Earth
May 22, 2014
File Commentary: A Woman's Worth
May 15, 2014
File Commentary: April Showers
May 8, 2014
File Commentary: Taking Freedom of Religion Seriously
April 29, 2014
File Commentary: Rising Inequality and Concentrated Wealth Threaten Democracy
April 24, 2014
File Commentary: Affirming Life and Justice
April 17, 2014
File Commentary: Children of Color in the United States
April 10, 2014
File Commentary: Honoring an American Hero
April 3, 2014
File Commentary: Upholding the Worth and Dignity of Every Child of God
March 27, 2014
File Commentary: Why We Can't Give Up on Preventing Gun Violence
March 20, 2014
File Commentary: An 'AH-HA' Moment
March 13, 2014
File Commentary: Thank you, Mr. President
March 6, 2014
File Commentary: March Forth for Justice
February 27, 2014
File Commentary: "Suffer the Little Children"
February 20, 2014
File Commentary: We Are North Carolinians
February 13, 2014
File Commentary: For Such a Time as This
February 6, 2014
File Commentary: Looking Out for Each Other
January 31, 2014
File Commentary: Let Children Live Their Best Life
January 23, 2014
File Commentary: 'Where Do We Go From Here?'
January 16, 2014
File Commentary: A Resolution for the Common Good
January 9, 2014

File How to Climb a Mountain
January 6, 2014
File An Intercultural Citizenship
December 30, 2013
File Living in Balance with Grace
December 23, 2013
File Blue Christmas
December 16, 2013
File The Season of Giving and the Gift of Justice
December 9, 2013
File Learn Our History
December 2, 2013
File "This isn't Racist, but..."
November 25, 2013
File Shift from Sympathy to Solidarity
November 18, 2013
File A Time of Remembrance
November 11, 2013
File "With Consumer Power Comes Great Responsibility"
November 4, 2013
File Closing the Gap in Health Care
October 28, 2013
File ".......and How Are the Children?"
October 21, 2013
File The Importance of Partnership
October 14, 2013
File "Khodahafez,"
October 7, 2013
File People Not Politics
September 30, 2013
File Translating Courage
September 23, 2013
File Third Way - Seeking a Just Peace in Syria
September 16, 2013
File Earning a Living Without Fear
September 9, 2013
File Labor Day: More Than Just a Day Off Work
September 2, 2013
File Where Are We Headed?
August 26, 2013
File More to the Story
August 19, 2013
File Teach the Children Well
August 12, 2013
File Heeding our Call for Environmental Responsibility
August 5, 2013
File The Silent Epidemic
July 29, 2013
File Don't Fence Us In!
July 22, 2013
File Democracy Requires Vigilance
July 15, 2013
File The State of Racial Justice
July 8, 2013
File Notable Signs of Changing Times This June
July 1, 2013
File The Importance of Community
June 24, 2013
File At the Lakeshore
June 17, 2013
File Blessed Are Those Who Hunger
June 10, 2013
File Keep Pushing for Planet Earth
June 3, 2013
File It does take a village
May 27, 2013
File Will We Stand Against the Rationing of Education?
May 20, 2013
File We Are All Children of the Holy One
May 13, 2013
File No Such Thing as Clean Coal
May 6, 2013
File Strangers No More
April 29, 2013
File Steps along the Mississippi
April 22, 2013
File Guns, Money and the Demise of Democracy
April 15, 2013
File Safe Schools
April 8, 2013
File Dignity! An Invitation from Children who are Haitian Domestic Servants
April 1, 2013
File Yes, We Are Responsible
March 25, 2013
File 137 Shots
March 18, 2013
File Is Retirement a Matter of Choice?
March 11, 2013
File More Than an Inconvenience
March 4, 2013
File Saving the Land Saves Lives
February 25, 2013
File They Will Know by Our Love
February 18, 2013
File Telling the Truth
February 11, 2013
File An American Story
February 4, 2013
File A Matter of Character
January 28, 2013
File The Service of Justice
January 21, 2013
File Pigs Do Fly
January 14, 2013
File A System Where Every Poor Child Is a Winner
January 7, 2013
File Look Back and Learn
December 31, 2012
File "Away in a manger...."
December 24, 2012
File Face the Facts or Get Out of the Way
December 17, 2012
File American Fantasy
December 10, 2012
File Money Money Money
December 3, 2012
File "Enough!"
November 26, 2012
File Together we stand, Divided we fall
November 19, 2012
File Post-election Message
November 12, 2012
File Local elections matter - please vote!
November 5, 2012
File Because I have Faith, In Cleveland I vote!
October 29, 2012
File Our Faith, Our Vote, God's World
October 22, 2012
File Because elections have consequences: I vote
October 15, 2012
File My Faith My Vote
October 8, 2012
File Why I Vote
October 1, 2012
File Our Vote? Yes, It Matters
September 24, 2012
File Praying for Ceasefire
September 17, 2012
File The Key to Winning Marriage Equality
September 13, 2012
File Remembering Our Safe Spaces
September 3, 2012
File Boxes
August 27, 2012
File Release Oscar Lopez Rivera
August 20, 2012
File It's Time for a Change
August 13, 2012
File Deadheading and the Stars
August 6, 2012
File Lessons in Leading
July 30, 2012
File Celebrating I'M Church
July 23, 2012
File Restore the Soul of Democracy
July 16, 2012
File Doctrine of Discovery
July 9, 2012
File Vote Up or Down...We still need high quality, accessible and affordable health care for all!
June 27, 2012
File Let Them Eat Tests
June 25, 2012
File Women and Development
June 18, 2012
File Congress Must Not Cause a Recession but Create Jobs, Cut Military Spending
June 11, 2012
File Tradition
June 4, 2012
File Pardon the Wilmington 10
May 28, 2012
File Bigger Than Politics
May 21, 2012
File Drowning in Debt
May 14, 2012
File Mothers Are More Than Commercials
May 7, 2012
File Too Much Test-and-Punish
April 30, 2012
File A Supreme Case for the Court
April 23, 2012
File Children - Come First?
April 16, 2012
File Stop and Think
April 9, 2012
File When Do We Stop This Madness?
April 2, 2012
File Stay Firm, Stay There ("Kembe la")
March 26, 2012
File Pieces of Silver
March 19, 2012
File Bullying or Shaming Others is never Cool (or Profitable)
March 12, 2012
File Remembering Dad
March 5, 2012
File Ignorance is Not Bliss
February 27, 2012
File Faith Matters in an Election Year
February 20, 2012
File Is Iran the next U.S. war in the Middle East?
February 13, 2012
File A Reverence for Life
February 6, 2012
File Still Remembering MLK
January 30, 2012
File Prayer that Empowers the Work of Justice
January 23, 2012
File Educational Opportunity: The Heart of a Good Society
January 16, 2012
File Witness Forward
January 9, 2012

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