Social Justice Committee Mission Statement – July 2010
“He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.‘” – Matthew 22:37-29
The Office of Social Justice of the Christian Reformed Church works to develop a deeper understanding of and response to God’s call to let justice flow like a river in both our personal and communal lives, as well as in the structures of our society.
Therefore, the mission of the Social Justice Committee of the Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church is to:
- educate the AACRC congregation on issues of justice in our community, state, nation and world
- encourage the congregation to take a stand on justice issues such as hunger, poverty and human rights
- engage the congregation in activities that promote fair and just systems in our community and in the world
We commit ourselves to justice and the care of God’s creation as a way of life, not just a credo or theology. We look forward to joining others who are already doing good work fighting injustice.
Our commitment is to love God with all we have and are. Our love for God will be demonstrated in love for our neighbors – the poor, needy, those on the margins of society – by reaching out to them in practical and creative ways. We will allow our hearts to be nurtured by Christ’s compassion for all people.