Jesus tells us "the poor you will always have with you" (Matthew 26:11). Perhaps one of the more novel interpretations of this verse has been to suggest that since poverty is inevitable, social justice has no place in the role of the Christian. It is argued that Christians would be better off dedicating all of their spare time to converting people. For Steve Chalke, the chair of an organisation dedicated to fight against human trafficking called Stop the Traffik, this suggestion is absurd. This Wednesday night, Chalke will be talking about the role that his faith plays in motivating him towards pursuing justice in society and indeed how this very verse propels him to act. The details of the evening are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 1 August 2007
Venue: Wesley Theatre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney
Time: 8.00pm - 9.30pm
Cost: Free of charge
Further Information: 02 9806 6363
For those of you in Sydney who attended the talk on William Wilberforce or watched "Amazing Grace" last week, this would be an excellent opportunity to become better informed about the role that you can play in fighting injustice in this world, both as individuals and as a church community. It would be great to see some of you there.