Stay Alert to Justice

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Stay Alert To Justice

Stay Alert to Justice is the new campaign from the Methodist
Church along with the Baptist Union and United Reformed
Church.

The video can be found here

Key messages
 COVID-19 has brought huge changes to all
our lives, but inequalities mean that some
people have been hit even harder than
others.
 Therefore as Christians we are challenged to:
 Stay alert to poverty
 Stay alert to racial justice
 Stay alert to the planet
 As we emerge from the lockdown, if we stay
alert to justice we can work together to
make the right choices for the future. We
can make choices to build a country where
no-one goes hungry, where all people
flourish, where our planet is nurtured.

Purposes of the campaign
 To keep a focus in the Church on the justice issues
highlighted by covid-19 by using a simple slogan which
can be repeated and a film which can be widely shared
 To create a link in the minds of Church members and the
wider public between Methodism and justice
 To remind Methodists of our calling as Christians to stand
against injustice
 To raise awareness of poverty, racial justice and the
environment as well as other issues at a time when they
risk being forgotten
 To encourage conversations about the future beyond the
lockdown and our role in making choices about it
 To enable individuals and the Church to make a positive
response to current political debates

Why this campaign matters to our whole Church
 COVID-19 has highlighted and deepened inequalities in society, and will require urgent and long-term responses
from the Church.
 Our Calling to challenge injustice requires us to orient our choices, our actions and decision-making to those
who are most marginalised. The first step is to raise awareness across the Church. The 'Stay Alert to Justice'
campaign is a tool to enable us to do this.
 As conversations about the "next steps" for our Church and society open up, holding justice at the centre of our
response will enable us to align our priorities and choices to where the need is greatest. This will be crucial to
making sure the Good News remains central to response as a Church.

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