What do we say to people who have lost a loved one because of discrimination and prejudice? How do we respond to the woman whose husband beats her and whose church told her that was the cross she needed to bear? What do we say to the families who mourn their lost children in Palestine?
Pursuing justice requires us to go beyond a simple compassionate response to the oppressed (i.e. giving a gift - as important as this may be), and acknowledge and act on the truth that we are all made in the image of God, equal before him and that in Gods Kingdom justice and mercy work hand in hand. Justice is not a project or a programme, it is a lifestyle and a calling to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God. (Micah 6:8)
What does justice look like for refugees forced out of their homes, or young girls trafficked into prostitution, or the woman trapped in domestic violence? Answering these questions requires us to walk with those who are suffering injustice and explore with them ways to address the problems that have trapped them.
At our Integral Mission Forum on Pursuing Justice we will unpack what God's Word has to say about his pursuit of justice and our calling to do likewise. We will look at ways that we can be people of justice; pursuing justice in tangible every day ways, rescuing those trapped in oppressive situations, preventing further atrocities, resisting and standing against unjust systems, and exposing and bringing to justice those who seek to exploit the vulnerable.
We invite you to join our discussion with David Westlake, Director of the International Justice Mission and Mandy Marshall the Co-Director of Restored, who will share their expertise and learning together with us.
The cost is £20 to people from GC and Micah member agencies and churches. Cost for non GC and Micah members is £50. Refreshments and lunch are included in the price. Please complete the form below to book your place.