Sunday, April 18, 2010


Here is another post in my Conversation Ideas series.

What is the word in your language for justice? Is justice really important to you or do you feel that you can’t do anything about injustice when it happens? Is anyone in your extended family a lawyer or a judge? What do you call a lawyer and judge in your language?

Were all of your brothers and sisters treated with equal justice when growing up or were some of you treated with favoritism? Can you give an example? (You can share about your family upbringing.) Was the youngest child or the oldest child treated more favorably?

Are women treated with as much justice in your country as men? Do men get special privileges that women don’t? Do women have the same equal rights as men? If not, do you think they should?

Have you ever spoken up on an issue of injustice? What was that about and what was the end result?(You can share any experience you have had.)

If a person in your country is suspected of a wrong doing, is he/she considered guilty until proven innocent or innocent until proven guilty?

Do you know what an honor killing is? What do you think about that?

Discuss the difference between justice and mercy.

How do you feel about sharia law? (You can discuss the law of Musa/Moses - or the Tawrat - and show her some verses in the Old Testament about tooth for tooth, eye for eye, etc.) Would you like to live under sharia law? Do you like the law of the West? Why or why not?

Ask her if you could read a story about a woman caught in adultery(zina) from the Injeel. (John 8: 1-11) If she is interested try having her read it rather than you. Discuss the difference between justice and mercy in this story. You could also read John 1: 17 to her so she understands that the law of Musa was good but love came through Jesus Christ.