Saturday, July 14, 2007

Let Justice Flow Like River": The Church In Social Action

The Agora Forum July:
"Let Justice Flow Like River": The Church In Social Action

Venue: CDPC
Date: 29th july
Time: 1.30 pm
Presenter: Tricia Yeoh

We are delighted to invite you to a simple sharing and dialogue on Social Justice and the church's role in social involvement by Tricia Yeoh. A senior analyst at Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute, her articles on human rights and various issues have often been published in mass media. I am also amazed by her youthful energy and heart for youth leadership development projects like youth4change. Do invite friends and get inspired!

"I believe that, with regard to the great tensions between the vertical interpretation of the gospel as essentially concerned with God’s saving action in the life of individuals, and the horizontal interpretation of it as mainly concerned with human relationships in the world, we must get out of that rather primitive oscillating movement of going from one extreme to the other, which is not worthy of a movement which by its nature seeks to embrace the truth of the gospel in its fullness. A Christianity which has lost its vertical dimension has lost its salt and is not only insipid in itself, but useless for the world. But a Christianity
which would use the vertical preoccupation as a means to escape from its responsibility for and in the common life of man is a denial of the incarnation, of God’s love for the world manifested in Christ."

- W. A. Vissert´Hooft at the Uppsala Assembly of the World Council of Churches (1968)

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