The Justice Conference was born from a desire to see the Christian church understand and embrace this inseparable whole
and partner with God in seeking justice. Justice Conferences are rooted in a biblical theology of justice and it is from this
foundation that we have established our guiding values and what engagement with these values look like practically.
We recognise prayer as a powerful form of solidarity, and believe that God invites us to “cry out” in response to injustice. We seek to invite each person to individual expression in this sacred conversation. We also want to make space for God to speak and show us reflections of God’s heart we may have never thought of before, or land a particular aspect more deeply for a few of us. We will make room for silence & listening, for the transcendent to emerge.
When God’s people are living justly, they are released to worship in truth. We can’t fully worship while ignoring oppression. And at the same time, worship releases us to more truly engage with justice: as we declare the hope, authority and victory of Jesus, we align ourselves with that kingdom reality. We recognise that communal worship comes in many forms including (but not limited to) sung worship, liturgy, communion and prayer.
Creativity is not about artistic skills, it lies rather at the core of who we are as humans; Therefore, it stands not merely as extra-curricular to our engagement with the world, it sits at the very core of both our theological understandings and our journey toward justice.
The act of prophetic imagination nurtures, nourishes and evokes a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us. So, we practice critical hope and push into this re-imaging of a better day and consciously think about how to work toward that collective vision.
By listening to diverse voices, particularly those voices from the margins, entrenched narratives are disrupted and we begin to gain a fuller understanding of God’s justice and his plan for restoration. The inclusion of voices from the majority world, global south and indigenous people groups is essential in this reorientation.
No person is below dignity and we recognise the image of God in all. Thus, we practice radical hospitality and invite all to the table, valuing their unique contribution to the kingdom.
We understand that many of the topics addressed in our conferences have deep cognitive, emotional, and spiritual impact on our people. With this in mind, we practice a ‘pastoral care’ approach to conversations around justice topics. We seek to be mindful of the impact of each topic on those ‘in the room’, and to lead people into spaces of reflection, confession, prayer, and individual support as and when appropriate.
Body of Christ
Body of Christ
The Justice Conference believes that the gathered worshiping community of God’s people around the world is the Body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to bear witness to Jesus. The Justice Conference partner’s in the extension of God’s kingdom through prophetically calling the gathered worshiping community into transforming society and modeling a new community on earth.
The local church plays a central role in Gods redemptive plan for the world and ongoing
discipleship of Jesus followers. We affirm this role and positively promote engagement with local church and engage local church leaders.
Participation + Action
Participation + Action
Being equipped with the tools, insight and experience on how to live justly allows us to advocate for the vulnerable, marginalised and oppressed, as well as challenge systemic injustice.