Social Justice Creed
I recently finished reading On Love and Mercy: A Social Justice Devotional, a book about Christianity and social justice. It was a challenging read, because it reminded me that being a Christian isn’t just about prayer and Bible study: it is about loving your neighbour as yourself. It ended by summarising social justice into a creed.
The book asks the reader to consider if they are comfortable publicly declaring the Social Justice Creed, and I am, so here it is.
Because we love Jesus and follow Christ’s life and words, we believe in the Christian practice of social justice.
We believe in the full humanity and divine worth of all people, celebrating and accepting their race, ethnicity, culture, skin color, ability, gender, religion, belief, age, nationality, and identity. We love immigrants, refugees, the poor, the disabled, LGBTQIA+ individuals, BIPOC individuals, and everyone, even ourselves, and affirm that all are passionately loved by God and made in God’s holy image.
We believe that any form of oppression, exploitation, prejudice, discrimination, and injustice is evil. It is our sacred duty to pursue justice, liberation, peace, mercy, and love for all of humanity. Amen.On Love and Mercy: A Social Justice Devotional, Day 60, by Stephen Mattson.