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2 Feetof Justice

  1. 1. Justice: Concern for Social Change <ul><li>Christian “justice” means more than healing the immediate symptoms of poverty. It also challenges us to heal the causes of systemic poverty and institutionalized injustice. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Works of Mercy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Are concerned with the present symptoms of injustice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Mentally ill person who is cold at night. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give him a blanket </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Works of Social Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Are concerned with the underlying causes of injustice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End the policy of deinstitutionalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1) Release into society those who are not of danger to self/others. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) Provide support services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CASCADIA support services (there is a year long wait). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Works of Mercy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Focuses on individual needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Family Living in a Car </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give them temporary housing in homeless shelter </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Works of Social Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Focuses on changing social structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portland has lost nearly 1,000 low-income units since 1978 (most recently the St. Francis Hotel (courtesy of Northwest Pilot Project) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Works of Mercy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Looks for immediate solutions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: You see a homeless person passed out from alcohol. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Call 911. They will send Hooper Detox Cheers Wagon </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Works of Social Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Looks for long-term solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blanchet House for chronic alcoholics and addicts seeking recovery – shelter provided during process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only can house 18 MEN at a time </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Works of Mercy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Provides a direct help with temporary results. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: You see a family with children who are hungry at the end of the month. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invite them to eat at St. Francis Dining Hall </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Works of Social Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Provides indirect help that is aimed at permanent change. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise Minimum Wage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$6.50 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>x 40 hours per week </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>x 50 weeks per year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= $13,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Poverty Level for a family of 4 = </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$16,200 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Average Amount of time a person would have to work per week to afford median-priced apartment nationally at minimum wage = </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>90 hours/week </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Works of Mercy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Often involves haves sharing with have nots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(“Power Over”) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Works of Social Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Often involves the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>haves and have-nots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>working together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Power with) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Works of Mercy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Often involves haves sharing with have nots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(“Power Over”) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Helps People Survive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Works of Social Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Often involves the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>haves and have-nots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>working together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Power with) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Helps People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thrive </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Works of Mercy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Often involves haves sharing with have nots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(“Power Over”) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Helps People Survive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7. “Give a person a fish, he/she eats for a day…” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Works of Social Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Often involves the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>haves and have-nots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>working together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Power with) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Helps People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thrive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7. “Teach a person to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fish, he/she eats for a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lifetime.” </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>… Accompany them to the pond and ensure they get a spot (part three)… </li></ul>

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