Webteam: June 2020
Stay Alert to Justice is the new campaign from the Methodist
Church along with the Baptist Union and United Reformed
The video can be found here
COVID-19 has brought huge changes to all
our lives, but inequalities mean that some
people have been hit even harder than
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
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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