Justice as the Mission of God – public lecture by Joel Edwards at Redcliffe College, Gloucester

The inaugural Justice and Mission Lecture will take place on Tuesday 13 November 2012, 7.30-9.30pm at Redcliffe College (for more about Redcliffe, see below).

Justice is a central part of God’s character and his mission. Even so, it can be challenging to work out what justice as the mission of God means in practice. Joel Edwards, International Director of Micah Challenge (see further details below), will give us a biblical and theological overview of the theme of justice as it relates to the character and mission of God. He will also explore some of the key global trends and issues facing today’s church in these areas.

During the evening we will also give a brief presentation about the jusTice initiative, focusing on issues of justice, advocacy and reconciliation in mission.

To Book
The lecture is free but pre-booking is required. For more information and to book your place, fill in the booking form at redcliffe.org/justice-and-mission-lecture, or email, events@redcliffe.org or call 01452 308097.

About Joel Edwards
Rev Joel Edwards is the International Director for Micah Challenge, a global Christian response to extreme
poverty. Joel was also co-Chair of Micah Challenge from 2004-2007. Prior to his role within Micah Challenge, Joel was General Director of the Evangelical Alliance UK, a post he held for over 10 years. Joel is committed to harmonise matters of faith in the public square, and to advocate on behalf of the world’s poor.

Joel holds a number of other roles, including serving as an Advisory Member of Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation, and was formerly a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission for the UK. He regularly contributes to radio 4’s ‘thought for the day’.

About Redcliffe College
Redcliffe is an internationally-recognised Centre for Mission Training in Gloucester. All of Redcliffe’s faculty, and many other staff, have experience in cross-cultural mission, and their teaching is supplemented by associate faculty and visiting scholars from around the world.

Redcliffe’s specialist centres provide excellent resources in many aspects of mission, including the Bible and mission, mission in Europe and leadership.

The College’s graduates work in over 95 countries around the world, many holding significant roles within their
organisations.

We hope you will be able to come to this lecture, which promises to be stimulating and engaging,

Andy & Carol

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