Prodigal Magazine

Justice

Not everyone has the power to live a good story. I know that sounds unfair and the truth is, it is. Some good stories are blocked by injustice. There are people in this world who’s story is being stolen from them because of racism, slavery, injustice or abuse. They could be living a good story, but they’re not. They need hope. There are people out there who are rescuing these individuals. They’re using the resources they have to go to war against injustice, so that the victims can be set free to live a good story.


I Can’t Save Anyone From Injustice

I Can’t Save Anyone From Injustice

She had bruises on her neck that Sunday afternoon. My breath caught hard and I looked down to blink back tears. I wanted to just scoop her up and take her away to some place where this pain could never touch her again. But she is an adult and there are limits to what even... read more

November 25, 2013 Natasha Metzler Featured Content, Justice 10

I Needed it to Hurt

I Needed it to Hurt

In September my friend Steve embarked on a run he called “Rim to Rim,” as part of a campaign to help free 50 women from sex trafficking. He and four other guys ran the length of the Grand Canyon from the North Rim to the South Rim in about ten hours. It’s a 23 mile run... read more

November 4, 2013 Katie Moorhead Rutledge Featured Content, Justice 5

The Homeless Woman in the Back of My Van

The Homeless Woman in the Back of My Van

I can’t walk into a fast food restaurant bathroom anymore without seeing her legs, the way they stuck skinny beneath the door that day in old man pants, with white socks and black slippers. A little girl and her mother were in front of me and we all froze and I said “Heavens.” I went... read more

October 23, 2013 Emily Wierenga Featured Content, Justice 26

Learning to Do Good, Despite The Risk

Learning to Do Good, Despite The Risk

Not long ago, I walked into a restaurant and saw an older woman sitting alone. I wondered why she came to the restaurant by herself. If she was tired of sitting at home alone every day, if she just wanted someone else to cook for her, or if maybe she was escaping a cranky old... read more

October 14, 2013 Sarah Cunningham Featured Content, Justice 4

Photographing Hope in the Developing World

Photographing Hope in the Developing World

  The center was nothing more than a couple of rickety wood shacks strung together. It was nestled in an overcrowded slum in Nairobi, Kenya, neighboring muddy paths and shambles of homes and a dirty stream. I looked wide-eyed at the center, asking myself whether this really could be where young girls received proper care... read more

September 27, 2013 Tim Kressin Featured Content, Justice 5