Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. The UN estimates that currently about 2 billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected situations, of whom more than 400 million are aged 15 to 29.
Job creation, better quality jobs, and better access to jobs for the bottom 40 per cent have the potential to increase incomes and contribute to more cohesive and equitable societies and thus are important to prevent violent conflicts and to address post-conflict challenges.
February 20, 2019 is the World Day of Social Justice with the theme being If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice.
Tenth Church’s vision - We are a place where people of all different backgrounds can discover Christ, a community of spiritual transformation that seeks social justice for all.
It is unjust that 2 billion people in the world suffer the consequences of war and conflict. It is also unjust that there are so many unemployed and under employed people in our world.
“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you”, the psalmist declares in Psalm 89:14. God is all about justice and is on the side of the poor. As we lean more into God, we will lean more into standing with the bottom 40%, and those are alone, in need of work or suffering.
"The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern". Proverbs 29:7
There are many ways at Tenth to be engaged in social justice. Learn more by checking out tenth.ca/global and tenth.ca/local.
An evening that could help point you in the right direction is coming up on March 4 – Serving Refugees – Basic Training.
On this World Day of Social Justice, may we lean more into God and those that are crying out for justice.