World Social Justice Day is coming up on Saturday the 20th of February and it has got us thinking about the many different perspectives of social justice there are depending on your background and line of influence. For example, how I, as an Ordained Minister, think about social justice, may be very different to how you think about it.
The thing with social justice is that it is not a one size fits all. Just because I see what I do and why I do it one way doesn’t mean your way or approach is wrong. So in our year of listening to the many voices, we will be featuring a few of these different perspectives here throughout the month of February.
Members of the Policy and Advocacy Team, who all come from different walks of life and fields, have written an article on their perspective of social justice. Their articles have been written not to say their way is the only right way, but to get us all thinking – What is social justice? And how can all of these perspectives work together to see God’s kingdom come on Earth?
So join us this February as we celebrate World Social Justice Day and explore how we all contribute to building the Kingdom of God on Earth.
Captain Alexis McKeand is a Policy & Social Justice Adviser for The Salvation Army Australia, and a Chaplain in the Royal Australian Air Force
*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The Salvation Army