Justice is Tikkun Olam

Rev. Cassandra Howe – April 9, 2017

Unitarian Universalists are concerned about justice. It is in two of our seven principles: “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations,” and “the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.” Almost every congregation has a Social Justice Committee. It is obvious we care about justice…but what does it mean? Just looking at our principles we can surmise that justice means something different from equity or compassion, or peace and liberty. The prophet Micah gives us a hint by putting a verb in front of justice. Do. “Do justice, love kind- ness, and walk humbly with your God.” So justice, at least, is something that we do. Today we look at the ancient Kabbalah story of Tikkun Olam to help us discover what else justice might mean and what it requires of us today.

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