In These Hands: Embodying Justice
In his latest book, Prehension: The Hand and the Emergence of Humanity, philosopher and writer Colin McGinn tells the amazing story of how the hand formed human evolution. Our hands -- with their dexterity,
flexibility, precision, and sensitivity -have been instrumental in shaping the world around us, for better and for worse.
The hand has also played a critical role in how we practice justice making. We carry protest signs. We feed the hungry. We plant gardens. We raise our fists, lift hammers and write letters.
But it’s not just the hands. Justice making is a bodily endeavor, summoning our hands, hearts, bodies, minds and voices to act in concert. The more we practice and fine tune our justice making muscles, the better we’ll get.
Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister
Alison Rittger, Worship Associate
Reiko Oda Lane, organist
Bill Klingelhoffer, Trustee
Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound & Worship Archives/Podcast