Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed inequalities and injustice in our world with individuals facing these issues in new and heightened ways.
As Christians, how do we address injustice in our communities and around the world? What do we do about slavery in other countries and in our own backyard? How do we respond to racism and support those affected by systemic issues? How important is it for us to shop ethically and take care of the earth? How do we support those in our communities that are experiencing homelessness and food insecurity?
This semester group will have discussions based on the book The Justice Calling by Bethany Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson. We will explore God’s heart for justice and learn how God invites us to partner with him in bringing his flourishing to our world.
"It is one thing to do justice and another to become a justice-minded person. This is the textbook for the latter. We cannot understand the full meaning of words like holiness and righteousness without understanding God's heart for justice. Bethany and Kristen lead us through the metanarrative of Scripture in such a beautiful, justice-centered way that we cannot see justice as a tertiary topic anymore. It is central to the heart of God, but it is not, as we may have assumed, an invitation to be overworked and overwhelmed. Each of us has a justice calling of our own that only trusting in God can reveal. Beautifully written, beautifully lived!"Sara GrovesSinger/songwriter and advocate for IJM