What is Social Justice?
Social justice is at the core of our ethos as a Uniting Church and our mandated mission from Jesus Christ to care for the underprivileged. This commitment arises from the Christian belief that liberation from oppression and injustice is central to the incarnation of God through Jesus Christ (UnitingJustice Australia). An active faith in a just and loving God, and care for those around us are inseparable.
The Synod of SA has a commitment to Solidarity and Justice as a core expression of the Christian faith. At a staff level, we have four staff who work together in Mission Resourcing in the areas of:
- Transforming Justice
- International Mission
- Multicultural and Cross Cultural
Beyond the Synod office, there are countless expressions of social justice and many groups initiated by congregations in the life of the Uniting Church. Some of these include: Pilgrim , Malvern, Morialta, Blackwood, Belair, Brougham Place, Coromandel Valley, Glenelg St Andrews by the Sea, Church of the Trinity, and many more.
There are also networks, namely the Urban Mission Network which has a core commitment to social justice. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a particular passion or interest area, or if you are looking for a local justice church group to connect with.
Justice Messages for the New Year 2017
The following messages have been provided by Mission resourcing staff for Project Reconnect, which aims to provide congregations without regular preachers with easy-to-access worship services. The videos here follow the Revised Common lectionary readings for January through a justice lens. To find out more about Project Reconnect, please visit their website>