Justin B. Fung

Tag: violence

Ending poverty, ending violence

Most people don’t live under the shelter of the law, but far from the law’s protection. – United Nations About seven years ago, I first learned about the horrors of human trafficking one Sunday at Ecclesia Hollywood. Nearly 30 million people are currently enslaved. About six years ago, I first read International Justice Mission President […]

Gary Haugen: The poor deserve equal protection by the law

From an op-ed in the Washington Post by Gary Haugen, President & CEO of International Justice Mission, author of the upcoming book The Locust Effect (out on February 3): If you’ve been a tourist or business traveler recently in Kenya, India, Guatemala or any other developing country, you probably saw uniformed guards in the stores and offices […]

When someone is shot on your block

Last night, 22-year-old Howard University student Omar Sykes was fatally shot and a friend was assaulted in what looks like an attempted robbery. Apparently, it took place about a half hour after I got home and was already asleep, having tuned out the fireworks that were happening in the back alley. (See news reports here, here, […]

Re women and girls

Three blogs from this week that you should read today, on women and girls: “When girls bully girls and women bully women” – Eugene Cho Did you know that a girl is bullied every 7 minutes in America? Almost 1/3 of girls are directly involved in bullying – and on a regular basis. About 77% […]

I get a mention in Christianity Today

… well, in their weekly Political Advocacy Tracker. Also from Sojourners: Justin Fung discussed this week’s ABC story on a weapons manufacturer that inscribed citations to Bible verses on gun-sights it made for the U.S. military. Justin Fung wrote on Sojourners’ God’s Politics blog, “It’s absolutely mind-boggling to me that carved onto weapons of war […]

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