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CGJ Executive Director Publishes New Book

By November 14, 2017December 16th, 2019Uncategorized
On October 27, 2017, Center for Global Justice Executive Director Jeffrey Brauch published his third book: Flawed Perfection: What It Means To Be Human And Why It Matters For Culture, Politics, And Law.

In his book, Brauch argues that in order to properly address the most pressing issues facing our nation and world–such as human trafficking, genocide, protecting life in a world of advancing biotechnologies–we must first properly understand human nature. Only then can we properly confront such challenges.

The book addresses a number of issues that relate very directly to the work of the Center for Global Justice. Chapter 3, for example, goes to the root of why human trafficking exists and is flourishing today. It discusses various forms of human trafficking (from labor and sex trafficking to using child soldiers) and describes how each stems from both human fallenness and failing to see human beings as made in God’s image with dignity and worth.  This chapter, like all those that follow, offers practical counsel to those who seek to end this destructive practice.

Chapter 6 discusses human rights more generally. It applauds the significant efforts the human rights movement has made to protect vulnerable individuals.  But it also warns of the dangers facing the movement if it does not embrace a complete view of human nature.  For example, while the movement makes human dignity the centerpiece of its work, it does not always grasp the implications of human sin.  And by failing to do so, it threatens both the future of the movement and the protection of human rights. The chapter ends with a call for Christians to engage with the world of human rights and call it back to its original goal: to protect basic rights that belong to every human being because they are created in the image of God.

If you are interested in the work of the Center we encourage you to check out this book. Flawed Perfection is a nonpartisan examination of many issues that challenge Christians today—from human rights issues such as those described above to domestic issues like the proper role of government. And it provides the language to think carefully through and then respond to those issues with both gravity and grace.

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About the author:

Jeffrey A. Brauch is a professor of law and former dean at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. During his more than twenty years at the school, he has taught classes on the Christian foundations of law, international human rights, criminal law, civil procedure, and the origins of the Western legal tradition. He also helped found and is the executive director of Regent’s Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law.