1. Social Justice is more relevant than ever

Justice issues are trending on a global scale. Whether it’s Black Lives Matter, the protests in Hong Kong, or the Yellow Vest movement in France, people around the world are fighting for their rights every single day.

One thing God teaches us is to, “Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly.”- Micah 6:8. The Justice Conference gives you a platform to learn about different justice issues and a chance to see how other people live out justice, so you can learn, advocate and do justly yourself!

2. 
A Christian Framework is good for unity

Ever since the dawn of humanity, we have known right from wrong. If we lived in a perfect world we wouldn’t need justice. But it‘s a fallen world, and justice is an integral role of our job as followers of Jesus here on earth.

Having a Christian framework is good for unity because if we all stand for the same thing, which is to bring heaven to earth – the Justice Conference theme “Ki te whenua” meaning “On earth”, we can truly bring change to this broken world. The conference not only brings like-minded Christians together through watch parties but allows a safe space to be able to share opinions, talk about justice issues and challenge one another in our journey as we strive to get closer to God. At times it may be uncomfortable, but with that comes growth, either as a change in viewpoint, or confirming what you already believed. We challenge you to keep an open mind as you watch the online conference. At times you may disagree with what a speaker is saying or you might completely agree and stand for the exact same thing. Both of these things are okay, if you show love. It’s okay we see things differently because God made us that way, but we must have grace and kindness as we all seek to align our view to the guidance of Scripture.

3. The Speakers are amazing!

Annie Newton-Jones: She is young, vibrant, and deeply passionate about ethical fashion and seeing garment workers valued for the work they do. She believes everyone should be treated with care and dignity.

Ps Paul de Jong: He pastors the biggest church in New Zealand, has an incredible heart for people, is in love with God and wants to see Christians bring heaven to earth.

Jay Ruka: Jay is a keen surfer, an amazing guitar player and his book Huia Come Home has deeply impacted and informed many.

Cindy Ruakere and Aaron Hardy: These two are close friends, musical collaborators and share a passion for the spirit of God to transform and shape hearts and lives.

Kristel van Houte: She couldn't be more passionate about caring for creation as an act of worship. She practices what she preaches through her work with Arocha NZ.

Rosy Keane: Rosy is a passionate advocate for women, justice and diversity, all from a posture of authentic love for Jesus.

Jennie Ekigbo: Jennie was born and raised in Nigeria, she was exposed to issues of colonisation, racial discrimination and inequality from a very young age. She blends scholarship with a down-to-earth personality that helps her audience engage with her challenging topic of racial injustice. Read her article in The Baptist Magazine here.

Ian McInnes: Ian is the CEO of Tearfund New Zealand and has a wealth of experience to draw on. He is very relatable, humble and practical.

Tim Brown: He has such a beautiful and creative heart, and his session flows from a deep love of Jesus and people.

Bishop Justin Duckworth: Justin is a Bishop that everyone can relate to. His session will help to unify Christians across issues that so often divide us.

Frank Ritchie: He has the uncanny ability to hold to Christian convictions while being genuinely welcoming to people of other beliefs or none at all.

Matthew Renata and Pania Newton: Matt and Pania have a beautiful friendship, it’s inspiring to see their heart for peace and reconciliation!


If you haven’t already registered head to thejusticeconference.org.nz to sign up now!

 


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