We believe that justice is a God word, something that is so important to him and one of the foundations of his kingdom.
If righteousness is about us being in right relationship with God, we consider justice to be about our right relationships with each other. This, essentially, makes up the two great commandments: love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind AND love your neighbour as yourself.
PF seeks to encourage our local churches to be in right relationships with those who make up their communities both individually and as a corporate. We encourage local churches to notice what is going on all around them, to hear people, understand their struggles and stories and have compassion and mercy on those who are being unfairly treated or who are being cheated out of God’s intended life for all.
Acts 1:8 exhorts churches to be witnesses of the gospel in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the Earth. We use this as a model for justice, and encourage churches to act justly and pursue right relationships with the people around them in the four circles that the scripture alludes to (geographically nearest to furthest, including people groups who are marginalised or not usually associated with).
Why we focus on education?
Over the last few years we have been encouraging our Group churches to consider including education within their justice work.
Because we believe that the lack of fair and quality education has become the greatest injustice our country is facing. The most vulnerable are becoming victims of the system and every year that we delay, we lose a generation of leaders.