Resources for Doing Justice

Beyond Sundays
If you’ve been challenged by the Doing Justice teaching series, here are some great books, sites, videos and podcasts to continue learning.

We are all called to do the work of justice, but there’s an incredible variety in how that calling can be lived out. We hope one or more of these resources makes a great next step for you.

We also hope our group leaders will keep this list in mind for future group studies.

Read This: Books that informed the series
Generous Justice, Tim Keller

Slow Kingdom Coming, Kent Annan

When Helping Hurts, Corbett & Fikkert

The Hole In Our Gospel, Rich Stearns

Reviving Old Scratch, Richard Beck

Playing God, Andy Crouch

The Locust Effect, Gary Haugen

Just Courage, Gary Haugen

Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne

Small Things with Great Love, Margot Starbuck

Doing Good Without Giving Up, Ben Lowe

Podcasts, Videos, and Web
Doing Justice – Share the series or listen again online.

CBS News – When Disaster Relief Is Anything But a Relief

Charity Navigator – A trusted site where you can research any organization before donating.
From their site: “Charity Navigator works to guide intelligent giving. By guiding intelligent giving, we aim to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s and the world’s most persistent challenges.”

This American Life – Greece.
This American Life recently toured 5 refugee camps where 57,000 refugees are – essentially – trapped. They devoted 2 podcast episodes to the people they met and their stories. They also created virtual tours of the camps online. An amazing resource that makes the pain of refugees real to you.

International Justice Mission
IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. Their global team includes more than 750 lawyers, investigators, social workers, community activists and other professionals at work through 17 field offices.

We Welcome Refugees
An organization mobilizing the church to be a key agent of hope and compassion in the middle east refugee crisis, the largest humanitarian crisis since WWII.

World Vision
One of the largest Christian relief and development/child-sponsorship organizations

Compassion International
One of the largest Christian relief and development/child-sponsorship organizations

Family Toolkit [Download]
Kent Annan, the author of Slow Kingdom Coming has created a free downloadable resource to help busy parents raise kids who practice justice. I can’t overstate how great this free pdf is. It includes 20 questions you can ask your kids in the car, 11 family activities, and helpful prayer prompts.

The Chalmers Center
The organization behind the book When Helping Hurts. They provide resources and training on how to help the materially poor without creating dependency or making things worse.

Local Partners
Common Ground
Christians who are practicing the art of neighboring well in Cedar Grove.

The Hub & Purchased
Local ministry to provide the homeless and those in the sex-industry access to a restored life.

Volunteers of America, North Louisiana – Volunteer Opportunities
VOA makes a huge difference in our community, especially serving children, seniors, veterans, and the disabled population.

Providence House
A holistic, residential program to equip families to break the cycle of homelessness.

Holy Angels
Holy Angels is an independent licensed residential training facility serving approximately 185 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities whose ages range from newborn to older adults.

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