Justice Rising connects biblical themes on social justice to our personal lives, to our relationships, to our religious institutions, and to the communities we belong to: local, national, and global. Author John Heagle takes Jesus phrase, “a spring of water gushing up to eternal life” (John 4:14) as a metaphor for the emergence of Gods solidarity in all human relationships and invites us to drink deeply.
Justice Rising invites readers to re-imagine in the light of what the Bible has to teach us about what it means to be human and how to do justice in our wounded world. It provides a virtual scriptural roadmap for a viable future. Its message is one that we can no longer afford to ignore.
John Heagle is a priest, counselor, and author, with more than 42 years of pastoral experience as a campus minister, college professor, pastor, and retreat director. In 1976 he was appointed the first director of the Office of Justice and Peace for his diocese. Since 1985 he has served as a licensed psychotherapist and codirector of Therapy and Renewal Associates (TARA) in the Pacific Northwest. He also teaches courses in the graduate School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. Fr. Heagle is the author or coauthor of seven books on spirituality, ministry, and human relationships. He lives in Lincoln City, OR.