Seeking Justice Together is a quarterly series on global social justice issues, with a theological emphasis.
It's available in several major languages. We encourage you to share this publication widely, posting on social media, forwarding it onto friends and colleagues, and praying into the topics spoken about within.
Access our current newsletter here: https://salvationarmy.org/isjc/SJT
In 2020 and 2021, the ISJC conducted work around the theme Cry for Justice based on the parable of the persistent widow (Luke 18: 1-8). In telling this story, Jesus teaches us to cry out in faithful and persistent prayer when we are faced with injustice.
The 21st century has thrown us some of the most pervasive moral and social justice issues of all time. It is essential that Salvationists are not only aware of these issues but are equipped with the knowledge, theological understanding and practical action steps to walk faithfully in today’s world, and to fight to make it better for the next generation.
Since its beginning, The Salvation Army has worked not only to win souls for the Kingdom but to better the world for every person living in it. William Booth understood that bettering the world required addressing the causes of suffering and its effects – social justice motivated by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In 2021, we explored moral and social issues through a kingdom lens – providing resources, practical action steps and ways to pray for the people affected by them.
In every context of injustice females suffer most.
Globally, women do three times more unpaid care work than men. One in two women who are murdered are murdered by a male partner or family member. 71 per cent of all trafficking victims globally are females.
Our hearts anguish to see the images and read the headlines. We cry out for justice in the streets, and before God in prayer.
We cry for justice because of the image of God in every human being, the God revealed in Jesus Christ, the One who loves justice, and works justice for all the oppressed (Psalm 33:5; 103:6).
#UpForJustice is a monthly update from the ISJC containing news, articles and a prayer focus from The Salvation Army's International Social Justice Commission (ISJC).
Access the archive here: https://www.salvationarmy.org/isjc/ufjarchive