“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love thy neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” - Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)

When we thoughtfully examine the statement “love thy neighbour,” we are compelled to ask who is my neighbour? This question is often met with hostility and justifications, but if we are to truly follow the example of Jesus, we must confront the uncomfortable reality of loving all God’s Children - all made in the image of God.

Across 2 full days, 6 main sessions, 18 workshops, and 5 different workshop streams, Justice Conference Asia 2019 will open up a conversation on the call we carry to reach out toward the “other” in compassion, justice, and love. During the conference we will hear from international justice voices and practitioners in Asia who will explore practically what it might look like to love our neighbours as radically as Jesus did. Our conversation will flow from a theology of justice that calls followers of Christ into a more intentional lifestyle of ‘living justly’ as we seek to live out our faith and be disciples of Jesus.

Join us October 18-19 in Singapore for Justice Conference Asia 2019 

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推動公義的工作毫不容易,有時很痛苦、很孤單,當中亦有許多犧牲。這工作難以在一朝一夕間得到明顯的進展或可持續的改變。我們四周的現實中仍然存在著許許多多的不公義,這也難怪我們會在這追求公義的路上感到迷惘,覺得前路充滿未知和不確定性。

然而這條路並不絕望,因為我們追求公義的故事就是上帝祂自己的故事,祂不會氣餒。祂所做的,就是每分每秒都在使萬物復和、使萬象更新。因此,我們追求公義,並不是在捕風捉影;追求公義是有意義、有方向、先知性的事情。

按照聖經的記載,神在終末時會使萬象更新。沒錯,萬象都要更新。所有那些混亂、複雜、令人苦惱的事情;那些破碎、絕望、令人感到無力的痛苦;那些令我們想放棄的衝動,通通都會得到更新。更新不是說倏地消失,而是被神修復。

 

2019年10月18日和19日,讓我們一起見證上帝更新萬物!
 


The opposite of poverty is community, and the opposite of injustice is love.
— Ken Wytsma, founder of The Justice Conference

Speakers


Workshop Streams

Both business and capital can play a significant role in building a better world. How can businesses be run in a way that cares about their communities and solves global challenges? What role can social enterprises play?

How can we have a more holistic understanding of the hopes and needs of those in our communities? This stream will highlight lessons from serving members of our communities and the resilience that can be found in their stories. It brings together a diverse set of practitioners who have worked with issues facing children and youth, the elderly, migrant workers, the homeless, and people with disabilities in Singapore, with insights relevant for the region.

Churches often see social justice as something separate from the gospel - something good, but not necessary. At the same time, there is a hunger for deeper engagement with justice issues in churches. This stream will develop a theology of justice and discuss how church leaders and members can build justice-centred communities.

Humans have been moving across borders since biblical times, but this movement can often cause people to become vulnerable. In Asia, many are vulnerable to human trafficking, forced migration, or face discrimination as migrants or foreigners. How can Christians build communities that recognise the dignity and value of the vulnerable, seek justice for the oppressed, and restore lives?

In the biblical vision of shalom, the earth is restored and not destroyed. Christians are developing a better theological understanding of our relationship with the planet. This stream will develop a biblical basis for creation care, explore the roots of environmental destruction, suggest how we can be involved in restorative justice, and bring creation care into a more mainstream understanding of the gospel.


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