"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
August 21, 2022
This year we invite all CRC churches to use the following resources in their services on August 21 as part of communal praying and crying out to God together.
Day of Justice Bulletin Inserts
Day of Justice Worship Resources
About the Day of Justice
As Christians, we are called to a lifetime of justice and righteousness. In the earliest parts of the Old Testament, God calls people to be stewards of creation and to care for their brothers and sisters. Later, there are explicit rules about caring for widows and orphans, forgiving debts, and farming in a way that preserves the soil for the long-term.
In the New Testament, Jesus models a new kind of justice that includes extending the gospel to all people, appropriately challenging authority, and caring for the “least of those” among us. Today, each of us lives out this call to biblical justice in our individual lives and through the ministries of our local congregations.
We know that scripture promises us a future of renewal and restoration — a righting of all broken relationships between people and God. We also recognize that Jesus calls us to stand up, be kingdom workers, and begin that renewal now in our own context and beyond our churches’ walls.
On August 21, 2022 we will have an opportunity to reflect on justice and what it means for our lives. Designated by Synod 2017, this date will mark a fifth annual, denomination-wide, Day of Justice and will allow us experience a unity as a denomination as we consider the meaning of Biblical justice, lament injustices in our world, and commit to the transforming work of standing alongside people whom society oppresses and pushes to the margins.
Stories from Previous Days of Justice
- Special Dates Encouraged for Justice and Disability Awareness
- Churches Prepare for Day of Justice | Christian Reformed Church
- CRC Congregations Invited to Join in Day of Justice, Aug. 19
- First Annual Day of Justice Celebrated across North America
- Edmonton Fellowship CRC Commemorates Day of Justice With Signs, Symbols, and Testimony