How do you build a more just world, right where you live? Join Adam Gustine and José Humphreys for a conversation on their book Ecosystems of Jubilee: Economic Ethics for the Neighborhood. There will be presentation from the authors, panelists offering responses, and time for audience Q&A.
Reception and book signing to follow in the coffee house.
About the book
A beautiful reflection on the rhythm of God's justice and a call to engage with that rhythm in a way that takes us back toward healing, wholeness, and restoration.
God gave Israel the Year of Jubilee as a social reset. Taken together with Sabbath laws and gleaning laws (laws dealt with the harvest season), it was a way to celebrate God's gifts and put the pieces of a broken society back together again. These Old Testament economic ethics were highly practical laws with a theological vision that, if enacted, would set Israel apart as a just society in the midst of a cruel, greedy, and unjust world — not unlike our present day.
In Ecosystems of Jubilee, José Humphreys and Adam Gustine take a close look at the economic ethics and practices of the Old Testament, their fulfillment in Jesus, and their application for justice and ethics today.
This book will not only motivate you to embrace a serious commitment to economic development as a way of seeking justice — it will teach you how to apply these principles in your own neighborhood.
For those looking to enact God's vision for justice, Ecosystems of Jubilee:
- Explores the foundational elements of God's vision for economics and justice.
- Unpacks the Old Testament economic laws related to gleaning, Sabbath, and Jubilee.
- Imagines what it might mean to embody the values and practices of this economic ethical framework today at the neighborhood level.
This book allows you to envision ways of building a more just world, starting in your own neighborhood.
About the authors
Adam Gustine, D.Min., is the author of Becoming a Just Church: Cultivating Communities of God’s Shalom, the 2019 IVP Reader’s Choice Award in Christian practice. He is an assistant director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, focused on justice education and research for the common good. He has worked in a wide variety of church, non-profit, denominational, and educational contexts and has a doctor of ministry degree from Missio Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Rev. José Humphreys is a native New Yorker, ordained minister, and co-founder of Metro Hope Church, a multiethnic and multicultural church in East Harlem, New York City. He is also a social worker, consultant, and author of the award-winning book Seeing Jesus in East Harlem: What Happens when Churches Show Up & Stay Put. Rev. José continues to participate in shalom-making and trauma-informed healing work through facilitating conversations across social, economic, racial, and religious boundaries.