A Heart Broken Open: Injustice and Faith
What responsibility do people of faith have in a world marked by intolerance and injustice? Surely, it must be to bear witness. To not allow ourselves to become indifferent to all God's children. To not allow our hearts to harden. To recognize the humanity of others and in the process reaffirm our own.
For me the process in which the individual strives for his or her highest potential cannot be separated from the broader socio-political context in which we live. The more we are indifferent to injustice, poverty, war and oppression, the more spiritually diminished we become. The more we struggle against injustices, the more we continuously widen the doors of our hearts to others, the more enriched spiritually we become, the closer we are to God.
Salma Yaqoob, from the Introduction to A Heart Broken Open