“Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” - Martin Luther King, Jr*
In the modern era, the face of social justice has changed. Every day our news feeds involve the latest rally or march in various world cities. It is the power of the Internet and mobile devices that deliver these social justice issues right into our pockets and ultimately into our lives.
A spark has been lit that has led to the establishment of multiple movements throughout the past year. From #blacklivesmatter, the #metoo movement and the issues in the church, justice is being sought out. What used to be an issue that impacts others in distant lands now spills over onto the streets of your community. How do these issues affect us? Can we do anything that will enact significant change? Is justice even achievable?
The world is seeking justice and we are taking this topic to The Edge.
Be sure to watch the videos of our speakers, the panel discussion and download the discussion guide to complement your conversation after watching the event.
Speakers: Brooke Prentis & Dr John Dickson
Brooke Prentis is an Aboriginal Christian Leader and a descendant of the Wakka Wakka peoples. Brooke is the Aboriginal spokesperson and CEO of Common Grace and Coordinator of the Grasstree Gathering. Common Grace is an Australian-based group that engages in truth-telling about our history, specifically being a voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders.
John started out as a professional singer-songwriter, and now works as an author, speaker, historian, pastor, and media presenter. He was the Founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Sydney, and was a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford.
John has published 18 books, three of which became television documentaries and most resent, For the Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse Than you Ever Imagined. Be sure to ask him some questions on this topic.
Moderator: Russell Matthews
Videographers: Audio Advice - Tim Sandell (Speakers); Corporate Technologies Services (Panel Discussion)
*"Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.]" 16 April 1963. (cite- Amos 5:24)