Relationships with poor urged
Boston Globe, June 18, 2006
Aaron Graham, the 26-year-old pastor of Dorchester's Quincy Street Missional Church and a leader of the Boston Faith and Justice Network, guided the burgeoning crowd of some 150 people from worship into action at the network's kickoff event. Graham embodies a local movement of evangelicals looking to mobilize young Christians for social justice outside the limits of partisan politics.
``If I'm going to err on one side, I'd better err on the side of the poor, based on the Bible," says Graham. ``The liberal-conservative division doesn't really work for our generation."
``You will not change the world in your spare time with your spare change," said Bart Campolo, founder and chaplain of Mission Year, a national Christian service program, in his keynote address. ``The word we almost never use when we talk about mission [work] is `sacrifice.' "
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