More than 85% of Canadian CRC members believe that doing justice is an essential part of Christian faith.
This is one of many findings of the Justice and Faith Project: Individual Spirituality and Social Responsibility in the Christian Reformed Church in Canada which was a two-year, collaborative project completed in 2015 which sought to more fully understand the relationship between justice and faith in the CRC, and to encourage and enable CRC people to embrace justice as an integral aspect of Christian faith and life. The findings are presented in two reports:
- Results of a representative survey of CRC members in Canada
- Themes and insights from Key Informant interviews
These reports provided descriptive summaries of the data that was collected over the course of the project. They are supplemented by discussion of relevant academic and popular literature in three blog posts on the Institute for Christian Studies’ Ground Motive blog:
- Part 1: The quest for salvation and our social engagement: Are they reconcilable?
- Part 2: Whose Reformed tradition? Which Kuyper?
- Part 3: A replacement hermeneutic and an individualist soteriology
The Justice and Faith project was a partnership between the Christian Reformed Church, the Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics at the Institute for Christian Studies, and the Centre for Community Based Research. It was funded by a Partnership Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.