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Common Era: What Does Justice Mean? (S2 Episode 02)

Mar 09 2022, 08:00 AM

Justice is increasingly a word at the forefront of our social conversations, but like any word it’s subject to interpretation and misunderstanding. In this episode Annmarie and Matshidiso talk about a Biblical view of both justice and fairness, how these have influenced our legal systems, and yet how they might differ from what we expect. They talk about the prevalence of injustice, and justice from the perspective of the most marginalised in society, including those who are incarcerated. The conversation reveals just how muddied the concepts of love and justice have become, in comparison to the commands of Scripture, and the testimony of Jesus himself.

More about our guests:

Annmarie Lewis OBE is a leading business and justice consultant – sought after in the fields of Justice Systems, Strategy, Business/Organisational Development and Design and Executive Leadership. Having previously founded her own award winning social enterprise, and consultancy business, she is also an accomplished academic, trainer and executive coach. Her passion and specialisms are within the youth justice sector, where she has worked across the entire spectrum of end to end justice, spanning 25 years.

A classically trained pianist, Matshidiso is also a composer, arranger and singer-songwriter. With a background in human rights law, her passion is to use music and creativity to promote human rights and justice-based projects. Matshidiso also has a podcast Holding Up the Ladder where she interviews people about their creative processes — https://holdingtheladder.com

See the full Season 2 playlist on YouTube, or listen to the audio-only podcast here.

Passionist Life Common Era: The Justice at the Heart of God (S2 Episode 06)

Common Era: The Justice at the Heart of God (S2 Episode 06)

In the final episode of this season, we return to an ongoing theme: what does a just society really look like, and how can we get there?

Apr 06 2022

Passionist Life Common Era: Does Punishment Even Work? (S2 Episode 05)

Common Era: Does Punishment Even Work? (S2 Episode 05)

If the prison system we've created is ultimately a failure, what kind of approach could take its place?

Mar 31 2022

Passionist Life Common Era: A Church That Gives Up Power (S2 Episode 04)

Common Era: A Church That Gives Up Power (S2 Episode 04)

We should expect the church to go further in its action against racism; will we give up comfort and power to address the sins of the past?

Mar 23 2022