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’).
THP SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
Ms Debbie Carstens
Ms Ruth Anagnostis
Rev. Nerida Drake
Mr Doug Hewitt
Rev. John Queripel
Mr David Whitson
Mrs Dita Yabsley
Ex-officio: Presbytery Chairperson, Presbytery Executive Officer
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