Kagawa’s class at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, 1914. His parents died when he was four, and he was raised by Presbyterian missionaries; as a teenager he had a conversion experience that set his course in life – through 150 books, Nobel Prize shortlists (both Literature and Peace), arrests, labor strikes, witnessing to Christ before the emperor, attacks from capitalists and Communists, founding the Japanese Federation of Labor and the National Anti-War League. In “Brotherhood Economics,” he advocated that the Church, the labor and peace movements unite to form a more just economy.

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