The Office of Social Justice and Hunger Action (OSJHA) responds to God’s call to let justice flow like a river in our personal and communal lives as well as in the structures of our societies.
In June 2007, we brought 45 people from Christian Reformed churches, agencies, and colleges to Washington, D.C., for the CRC’s first Justice Seekers Conference. Participants got a global perspective on poverty and a renewed focus on pursuing justice in their congregations.
We continue to build and organize social justice networks in CRC communities through our monthly e-newsletter, the Advocate, and our website, www.crcjustice.org, which offers tools, resources, action ideas, worship aids, and information on issues such as hunger, poverty, refugees, and more.
We’ve also been working hard to promote and support the Micah Challenge, a global Christian movement that aims to deepen our engagement for and with the poor and to urge leaders to live up to their commitments to meet the poverty-fighting Millennium Development Goals.
Lots of exciting work is happening around the Micah Challenge and other anti-poverty coalitions like the ONE Campaign and Make Poverty History. In coming months we will continue to work on the Micah Challenge and other social justice issues with the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee and organizations such as Bread for the World and KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives.
Peter Vander Meulen
- You can sign up for the Advocate newsletter and find all sorts of great resources and information at www.crcjustice.org.
- To learn more about the Micah Challenge and support the movement by signing the Micah Call, visit www.crcjustice.org and click on the Micah Challenge link.
- You can wear a white armband to show your support for the global call to action against poverty. Make your own or contact email@example.com.