Social justice Advent calendar: Union Church's "25 Steps Toward Justice"

In response to the examples of injustice we see in the world around us, our Union church community has decided to devote time during this Advent season to better understanding the ways that injustice poisons our world.

Every morning, we send an email that explores these issues through the lens of prayer and Scripture. If you would like to be added to the email list, email us at If you'd prefer not to receive daily emails, but still wish to participate, you can read a web version of each email below.

Injustice takes so many forms in our community, and in our world. The 25 topics we've chosen to focus on this year are certainly not an exhaustive list. But for those wanting to engage in a regular practice this year, and to focus on how Scriptural principles can be applied to our daily lives, in our current context -- we are excited to journey with you this season.

December 1: Blessing of Hope
December 2: Hidden bias
December 3: Overcoming our biases
December 4: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
December 5: Sexual harassment
December 6: Peggy McIntosh's "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
December 7: Food Justice
December 8: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Puerto Rico relief
December 9: Puerto Rico, immigration, and code-switching
December 10: Mental illness and homelessness
 December 11: Military Veterans and homelessness
December 12: America's poverty myth
December 13: Redlining in Seattle
December 14: Seattle's Native and indigenous communities
December 15: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, "The Danger of a Single Story"
December 16: Pastor Mike Thomas of Seattle's Radiant Covenant Church
December 17: Rev. Lena Thompson of Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
December 18: Ability and disability
December 19: Christian hip hop artist Lecrae leaves Evangelicalism
December 20: Asian Americans in the church
December 21: Dr. Soong-Chan Rah and the need for reform
December 22: Kerning Cultures: What's in a name?
December 23: Choose 180: Community support for youth in the justice system
December 24: Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus