Exploring the biblical foundation for justice

Do you have a passion for making a deeper and more sustainable impact on the lives of the poor and marginalized? Have you thought about the implications of Jesus’ gospel for “doing justice” in all aspects of our lives? Or perhaps do you approach the subject of social justice with a bit of wariness?

Whether you consider yourself a champion of justice and believe the church should be more engaged or you feel social justice is an add-on to Christian faith and practice, the Territorial Social Justice and City Mission Center (SJCM) invites you to attend Justice Week, April 22-26.

While Justice Week has been expanded to be an elective as part of the Salvation Army Continuing Education Program (SACEP), this four-day intensive at Territorial Headquarters is open to all officers, employees and soldiers.

“We are happy to partner with the Social Justice and City Mission Center to include this week as a class for SACEP,” said Lt. Colonel Darlene Harvey, territorial officer resource and development secretary. “Justice Week gives us an opportunity for an in-person experience which is focused on the Army’s mission.”

According to Major Katherine Clausell, territorial social justice and city mission secretary, the intensive is designed to introduce Salvationists and those connected to the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army to a biblical theology of justice and acquaint them with the postures and practices of social justice as detailed in scripture.

Learners will wrestle thoughtfully with the concept of social justice as a biblical mandate and, as such, an essential and non-negotiable to Christian faith and practice. They also will have the opportunity to ignite their passion for justice by engaging in immersive experiences that will acquaint them with the issues of immigration and human trafficking.

“Our goal is for every participant to return home with a greater sense of urgency for advancing justice and tools to engage in issues of justice in their lives and ministry or work,” said Major Katherine.

Space is limited.

Officers who are part of SACEP and are interested in this elective should register through the Officer Resource and Development Department website.

Officers in the Distance Learning Program should contact Major Beth Petrie.

Everyone else should email Major Katherine Clausell to learn more or to register for this training at: [email protected].




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