Neither International Women's Day nor Ash Wednesday usually have any great significance for me, says Jill Segger. The Quaker belief that all days and times carry the sacred within them is usually sufficient. But this year, I am moved to consider it possible that I may have been mistaken.
While peace groups still lobby for the wall to come down in Israel and for countless other injustices to cease around the world, says Sande Ramage, the Waihopai 3 in Aotearioa/ New Zealand challenge us about just how radical our Christianity needs to be.
Jesus' affirmation of one woman's extravagant generosity and his comments about abiding poverty are not about forsaking justice for individualistic charity, says Simon Barrow. Quite the reverse. They signal the in-breaking of a new order of being and living in a divided world.