Social Justice

The primary focus in Jesus’ teaching was “the kingdom of God” and how it may become a reality “on earth as it is in heaven”.

The reality of the kingdom is only partial now – where Christ’s disciples loyally live out the kingdom’s values – in the hope of its fullness at the consummation of human history.

In its social justice work, The Hunter Presbytery witnesses to what life would be like on earth if God (as understood by Jesus) were king.

It means critiquing today, as Christ did in the gospels, many of the social injustices which can unfortunately creep into the “kingdoms” of this world, such as:

• social convention (e.g. unwelcoming and racist attitudes to asylum seekers)

• corporations (e.g. tax evasion and environmental degradation)

• bureaucracies (e.g. people ‘falling through the cracks’).

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SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE (The Hunter Presbytery)

Committee Convenor:

Ms Debbie Carstens

Committee Members:     

Ms Ruth Anagnostis

Rev Jennifer Burns

Rev. Nerida Drake

Mr Doug Hewitt

Mr Michael Scowcroft

Mr Martin Westphal

Mr David Whitson

Ex-officio: Presbytery Chairperson, Presbytery Secretary, Presbytery Executive Officer

To Contact the SJC:  justice@hunter.uca.org.au

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