Justice, advocacy and reconciliation are issues with relevance at all levels of mission. The Justice, Advocacy and Reconciliation in Mission Initiative at Redcliffe College aims to stimulate thinking about justice in social, economic and environmental issues through:
- engaging with both mission thinking and practice from within different contexts of injustice
- encouraging reflection on biblical paradigms of justice, reconciliation, peace-building and advocacy
- effecting, through our partnership with practitioners and other organisations, well-informed and meaningful responses to injustice.
The areas of activity of the Justice, Advocacy and Reconciliation in Mission Initiative include:
Redcliffe students can study justice issues at all levels. Short course and undergraduate students can take the module Just Issues: prophetic mission in an unjust world. BA(Hons) degree students can also study Just mission: justice and transformation in a complex world. The postgraduate module Just mission: justice issues in intercultural contexts is available as an optional module on several of our MA programmes and we have a new MA in Justice, Advocacy and Reconciliation in Intercultural Contexts.
Carol and Andy Kingston-Smith have contributed to several issues of the online Encounters Mission Journal
. The December 2010 Issue
deals specifically with Justice and Mission, while the April 2012 Issue
explores economic justice. The JusTice blog
explores issues relevant to Justice and Advocacy in Mission, and provides a space for comment and discussion. The Initiative's facebook and Twitter feeds are also a source of information and resouces.
We are actively exploring partnerships with organisations and mission agencies working in the field of justice and advocacy.
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What others say about the Justice Initiative:
The jusTice Initiative is a significant expression of the Christian sympathy for the world’s wounds. It aims to deepen insights and biblically inspire a strengthened commitment to live justly. Dr Marijke Hoek, Co-editor of Micah's Challenge and Head of Theology, Evangelical Alliance UK
It has been very encouraging to see Redcliffe College integrate justice into student curricula and to offer greater in-depth study for all who are seeking to understand God’s heart for justice. We very much endorse the JusTice Initiative and are thrilled to have Redcliffe College as a member who is helping lead the way in equipping Christians to engage and advocate for justice. Sheryl Haw, International Director of Micah Challenge
The JusTice Initiative enables theology students to examine their faith in the light of their world's most pressing issues and to be equipped to explore these issues in ministry to others. Our expectation is that it will contribute to developing attitudes and behaviour in many more people that will promise creative and justice answers to our human dilemmas Sue Richardson, Senior Regional Co-ordinator and Church Relations Officer, Christian Aid