TRUTH that does JUSTICE
James E. Hug, SJ has a PhD in Theology with a focus on social ethics.
Jim worked on national and international social justice issues in Washington, D.C. for 33 years, 24 years as president-director of the Center of Concern. His work connected him with social justice organizations and networks on six continents. Jim is now the Sacramental Minister and chaplain in residence at a Dominican Motherhouse.
He writes: “What will I focus on in this blog? That will have to emerge over time. But I can say this in general. I do not want to just denounce what is wrong – although denouncing evil is an essential prophetic challenge. I do not want to get mired in statistics and dry principles and rules. I am interested in spirituality, in exploring the elements of a contemporary spirituality alert to, responsive to, and embodying the kind of truth that will help create a more just and life-giving world community. Some truth is factual, but irrelevant, manipulative, or distracting; some is solely personal. I hope to be exploring truth that will feed the type of Christian spirituality needed for this time in history, truth that is social, even global or cosmic in perspective, rooted in prayer, discerned in honest and respectful dialogue, and offering a vision oriented to creating the justice of God’s reign.”