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’).
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE (The Hunter Presbytery)
Ms Debbie Carstens
Rev Jenny Burns
Rev. Nerida Drake
Mr Doug Hewitt
Rev. John Queripel
Mr Michael Scowcroft
Mr Martin Westphal
Mr David Whitson
Ex-officio: Presbytery Chairperson, Presbytery Secretary, Presbytery Officer
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