Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: justice

Mental illness and justice

Having a mental illness doesn’t mean that a person has any less ability to reason than the next person. It doesn’t mean they’re any less able to know when wrong is done. It doesn’t mean they cannot feel the pain when they are being mistreated. And it doesn’t mean that the truth about that mistreatment […]


Why don’t you believe me?

  “ If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? ” John 8:46   Can you “hear” the frustration in Jesus’ voice? He is speaking to the Jews who had for too long been tricked by believing the lies that appealed to their pride and ego. They were no longer capable of […]


Overcoming injustice with love – A life worth living – Part 30

It’s obvious how Jesus had a big influence on Gandhi by the way he lived and the way he worked to overcome injustice. The radical changes Jesus brought into the world could only have been possible through his great love. In fact, generally speaking, probably the greater the love, the greater will be the justice […]


Justice – A life worth living. Part 2

The justice this book will talk about is the entitlement for everyone to have the same fundamental human rights—the right to equality and dignity, the freedom from all forms of discrimination. There are many human rights movements active today. All people in our world deserve to be treated justly—regardless of race, colour, gender, disability, and […]


The Transatlantic Slave Trade (1640 – 1807) – A life worth living, Part 8

  Roughly between the years 1640 and 1807, at least 12 million African people were enslaved and taken to the Americas, and at least a third of them were taken in British ships. It is estimated that Britain transported 3.1 million Africans to the British colonies in the Caribbean, North and South America and to […]


Beyond imagination – fighting injustice

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  (May 15, 2013) God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:20-21 (MSG) That is so very true! […]


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