From churches to corporations, we are witnessing leadership crises in almost every institution imaginable. In times like this, we need principle-centered leaders whose private decisions and public behavior are guided by a love for all people, rich and poor alike.
As a faith leader, I am called to be a voice for the voiceless, the orphan, and the widow. Proverbs encourages us to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:8-9 NIV). This is needed in our criminal justice system more than ever.