Racial Justice: What’s it got to do with me?
This is very much a call for all Christians to engage in the righteous struggle for racial justice because racial justice is everyone’s business.
As we shall see in this resource for Racial Justice Sunday 2022, the Bible has a lot to say about justice because as God’s Word, it reflects God’s heart for justice. It can be argued that we should love justice because God does! Racism and racial discrimination are justice issues because they deny basic justice and human dignity to women and men who are made in the image of God. Equally, they are sinful because, among other issues, they assume all are not equal before God and are not part of God’s family.
For those who have previously not engaged with RJS because they did not feel equipped to do so, this resource will provide them with the tools to play an active role in this work.
Who is the resource for?
It is an opportunity for all churches to focus on the three ‘R’s of ‘Remembering’, ‘Reflecting’ and ‘Responding’:
- Remembering the importance of racial justice.
- Reflecting on human diversity and thanking God for it.
- Responding by working to end injustice, racism and ignorance through
prayer and action.
How can the resource be used?
This publication is divided into two sections:
- The first contains a range of materials that will enable churches and congregations to carry out an act of worship or a service focusing on racial justice.
- The second section provides churches, congregations, parachurch groups and individuals with information, ideas and activities that enable them to continue the conversations that may emanate from RJS.
Racial Justice: What’s it got to do with me? (PDF, 1.4MB)