"Social justice, is the heartbeat of the church. We can't talk theology, we can't talk pastoral care, we can't talk ministry, without doing social justice - it's the heart of our community." Archbishop Winston Halapua
Back in 2017, the Anglican Social Justice Unit got a reboot and we now have access to a superb online resource: www.anglicansocialjustice.nz
. It sets out to highlight and advocate social justice issues across the spectrum: from ministry to those living with disabilities to environmental issues; from housing to sexual violence. This new site is a resource hub that not only gives free access to parliamentary submissions, seminars, and videos but prayers, studies and theological reflection. It is both fully searchable and it allows you to upload resources that you have found useful.
So as you and your community try to navigate social justice issues, we strongly recommend that you take the time to see what this gift to the church can offer you. For example, today the church remembers St Mary, the Mother of Jesus, so start reading about some of the issues facing Women and Children.