“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed.” Isaiah 1:17
God gives us a responsibility. It is a responsibility to care for those around us; not just in our own homes and church, but beyond to the wider world. Out of this responsibility, Bristol Cathedral and the Diocese of Bristol are exploring establishing a Social Justice Network.
A recent Church of England report highlighted social responsibility as being at the heart of the Gospel. The vision for the Social Justice Network is to see if we can be greater than the sum of our parts by looking beyond the parish and making connections with others: to learn, to see the bigger picture, and to gain encouragement. It is primarily aimed a Christians across the Diocese, but is open to those of all faiths and none.
"There are lots of possibilities in terms of how such a network might work. However, at the very least, we would expect any network to do three things: Educate through mutual learning and theological reﬂection; Encourage Christians to put their faith into action in new and exciting ways; Inform people of what’s going on in Bristol, Swindon and across the Diocese". Canon Martin Gainsborough, Bristol Cathedral
To ﬁnd out more about how you can be a part of a network of people sharing a passion for social justice, please click here to fill in the expression of interest form.