‘We are overfed’

Young evangelicals, globalization, and social justice

Authored by: Catherine Rivera

Routledge International Handbook of Religion in Global Society

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138182509
eBook ISBN: 9781315646435
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This chapter explores how a group of evangelical Christians from the Millennial generation interacted with the concept of globalized social justice. There are increasing numbers of evangelical Christians who are interested in initiatives emphasizing social justice. This is a change from evangelicalism that focuses on proselytizing and conservative ‘moral values.’ I draw on anthropological ethnographic research conducted at a ‘justice-based’ Christian training school in New Zealand that consisted of observation of the course lectures, and interviews with students from eight different countries and three continents.

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