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Interview: Marlena Graves Talks Being Ostracized for Refusing to Sever Righteousness From Justice

“‘Justice’ and ‘righteousness’ are the same word. So we have to love God in our heart, soul and mind, and then love our neighbors as ourselves. Jesus said that. So, anyone that tries to separate [justice from righteousness] is not sharing the gospel or the kingdom.”

Faithfully Magazine speaks with Marlena Graves about her new book and what it means to be on the borderlands of Evangelicalism.

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Written by Timothy I. Cho

Timothy Isaiah Cho is an Associate Editor at Faithfully Magazine. Timothy enjoys reading, discussing and writing on topics related to racial justice, diversity, social justice and Christian engagement in society. He received a Master of Divinity from Westminster Seminary California and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley. Timothy also works for World Relief in Southern California. Email: timothy.cho (at)