Justice and Mission Lecture
Justice as the Mission of God
Tuesday 13 November 2012 7.30pm-9.30pm
“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” Isaiah 30:18
Justice is a central part of God’s character – and his mission. Yet for Christians, it can be challenging to work out what justice as the mission of God means in practice. In the inaugural Justice and Mission lecture at Redcliffe College, Joel Edwards, International Director of Micah Challenge, will give us a biblical and theological overview of the theme of justice as it relates to the character and mission of God. In addition he will explore some of the key global trends and issues facing today’s Church in the area of justice.
The evening will also include a presentation by Andy and Carol Kingston-Smith, Lecturers in Mission at Redcliffe, about the jusTice initiative, focusing on justice, advocacy and reconciliation in mission. Find out more about the initiative at justiceadvocacyandmission.wordpress.com
The lecture is free but pre-booking is required. For more information and to book your place, fill in the booking form
or call 01452 308097
About Joel Edwards
Rev Joel Edwards is the International Director for Micah Challenge, a global Christian response to extreme poverty. Joel was also co-Chair of Micah Challenge from 2004-2007. Prior to his role within Micah Challenge, Joel was General Director of the Evangelical Alliance UK, a post he held for over 10 years.
Joel is committed to harmonise matters of faith in the public square, and to advocate on behalf of the world’s poor.
Joel continues to hold a number of other roles, including serving as an Advisory Member of Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation, and was formerly a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission for the UK. A regular broadcaster with the BBC and other UK and international media channels, Joel is often asked to bring a Christian perspective to current issues. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board on Human Rights & Religious Freedom with the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He is an Honorary Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, and has an honorary doctorate from St Andrews University, Scotland. He is married to Carol and they have two adult children.