Portraits of Justice

May 4, 2015
Brandi Friesen Thorpe |

Hello my friends of faith and curiosity!

I happy to announce that the project I have been curating for quite some time is ready for launching! Huzzah!

As a part of the Beautiful People Moments Project I am launching, I have curated a series called Portraits of Justice. The project involved interviewing and photographing 20+ people living in different countries around the world, asking about justice and church in each context.

All those featured will include quotes that came from three simple enquiries:

  • What does justice look like in your country?
  • What is the role of the church in this?
  • Tell me something beautiful you have witnessed.

The project will be sharing one or two new stories each week. Check in often to see what justice and faith look like across the globe. On a more personal note, this project has informed my understandings of the work of the global church in profound ways. The context of the church in the West is one of such privilege that concepts of justice and the active pursuit of reconciliation are often taken for granted. Living in a context where justice does not cost me my life or livelihood is a gift.

I thank my friends around the world for taking the time to participate in this labour of love. I thank my church family for letting me experiment with sharing these stories, and for so warmly receiving them, even the ones that were challenging and convicting. I thank the Student Christian Movement of Canada for sponsoring my trip to the global conference in Bogota, Colombia, where I met all these beautiful people. And lastly, I thank God for opportunity to see the global mosaic that is his heart. What a gift to connect with so many beautiful souls.

Please see the following link to connect to the project http://beautifulpeoplemoments.blogspot.ca/ and meet Yvette, from Rwanda.

You can follow me on Instagram @bthatlovely, and search the following hash tags to see the project links as it proceeds (#bthatlovelyphotography, #beautifulpeoplemoments, and #portraitsofjustice). 

Much love, and I hope that this project becomes a gift to you as it has become to me.

- B. 

Author Name: 
Brandi Friesen Thorpe
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