He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. — Psalm 33:5 (NRSV)
We are social creatures who live in social systems (families, churches, communities, workplaces, cities, states, and nations) led by people who have finite understanding. Sometimes we fail to act according to our calling—”to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.” (Micah 6:8) God cares for all people and the good of our world. Locally and globally, well-being and peace are not justly experienced, and disunity, inequity, and brokenness reflect that. At Upper House, we critically engage the cultural and spiritual dynamics that influence the lived experience of individuals and groups in an effort to mature in understanding and be better equipped to pursue meaningful action. A biblical perspective on justice and compassion compels us to recognize and advocate for the honor and dignity due every person in every society.