by Anthony Bradley
Posted 4/28/10, 03:33 pm
There is much rhetoric about social justice but few frameworks for sustainable economic empowerment and liberation for the truly disadvantaged. Whatever one's conception of justice is it must be applied in a way that does not do more harm in the name of "doing good." Without an integrated synthesis of theology, anthropology, and economics, as Abraham Kuyper explained in 1891 in The Problem of Poverty, our conceptions of justice will dehumanize the poor. What I am proposing is a basic structure for social justice that can move us toward sustainable empowerment.