BIBLICAL JUSTICE

The commitment of the Biblical Justice Group is to encourage the members of All Saints to understand God’s view of society and respond to human need accordingly. This springs from our understanding  that God loves all people, and  has particular concern for the poor and for victims of injustice. If God loves justice how should we live justly?

 “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17)

Jesus said:  “Love God with all your heart …this is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it. Love your neighbour as yourself.”  (Matt 22:37)

“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” (I John 3: 17)

The Group meets quarterly to consider practical action, with our current focus on the well-being of Aboriginal people.  The plaque at the entrance of the property acknowledges prior ownership of the Church’s land by the Wurundjeri people, and commits this community to seeking justice for them. In response to the recommendations of the General Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, we have developed a Reconciliation Action Plan.