FOSNA Easter Appeal: What we must do for sacred justice

Posted on Apr 26, 2019

Image: Rev. Don Wagner, FOSNA Theology Committee

Rev. Don Wagner, FOSNA Theology Committee

Rev. Don Wagner writes:

As we enter Easter, Passover, and very soon Ramadan, this is a good time to step back from the onslaught of horrific news from Palestine and Israel and other troubled lands, including our own, to pause and reflect on this historical moment.

Proverbs 29:19 reminds us that “Where there is no prophecy, the people cast off restraint.” We seem to be in a period of utter disregard for the rule of law, including international law, basic morality, and even the Ten Commandments. Raw power and tribal politics “trump” ethics and the rule of law.

The proverb reminds us that the antidote to lawlessness and injustice can be found in the prophetic tradition of tough love, mercy, and resistance. I thank God for FOSNA and Sabeel-Jerusalem, a movement centered in courageous prophetic tradition and Christian liberation theology. Will you join me in supporting Sabeel by giving this Easter?

I join you in celebrating with our staff and friends a new commitment to rise up, again and again. As our director Tarek Abuata, a proud Palestinian Christian reminds us to challenge and transform racism, tribalism, and inequality of every form. Read Tarek’s full letter here.

Please join us in this season of renewal with your contributions of time, energy, prayer, and donations that we will be faithful to the Gospel of love, mercy, and justice.

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