The Justice Conference
June 9 - 10, 2017
(Additional fees will be added)
General Registration / Groups of 5+
$129 / $119 thru 4/7/17
$199 / $189 thru 5/5/17
$229 / $219 thru conference
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
The JUSTICE CONFERENCE allows followers of Jesus to better understand how our faith enables us to address major justice issues. Among Justice movements there are many causes - ours is a call for Righteousness and Justice. We must follow the example of Jesus and live justly.
For more information: http://www.thejusticeconference.com/
The 2017 JUSTICE CONFERENCE theme is “LOVE THY NEIGHBOR.” (Mark 12)
We live in complex and challenging times, globally the threats of terrorism, violence, and environmental challenges continue to shadow our world. Locally, cultural divisions are being exploited for political advantage, whilst poverty and systemic injustice continue to lead to widening equity gaps within our society. BUT the timeless truth which Jesus spoke in Mark 12:30-31 is still our greatest call to Worship and Justice. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love thy neighbor as yourself. ‘ There is no commandment greater than these.” Our understanding of God should compel love for others and engagement in justice.
Since The JUSTICE Conference was birthed in 2010, we have had the opportunity to gather with thousands of individuals around the world who share a concern for the vulnerable and oppressed. We have learned from each other, made changes in our communities, and most importantly—become better reconcilers, restorers, and redeemers in Christ. We are determined to keep chasing justice, together. Will you join us?
This year’s conference is a 2 day format and will consist of plenary speakers, strategic panelists, crowd interaction through Q+A and more intensive breakout sessions, each speaking to our 4 themes of Race & Education, Refugees & Immigration, Global Poverty – Women & Children, and Chasing Justice Together. Many of our contributors will appear on the mainstage and in additional breakout sessions.
In 2010, Ken Wytsma (of Antioch Church in Bend, Oregon) and Stephan Bauman (of World Relief) founded The JUSTICE Conference with a group of like-minded friends in Bend, Oregon. With the belief that “true life is found when we give our lives away on behalf of others,” they began dreaming of hosting an event that would impact a generation for justice. The driving force of the conference has always been what Ken calls a “theology of justice,” which is the belief that an understanding of God should compel love for others and engagement in social justice issues.
The JUSTICE CONFERENCE has since been an annual event, encouraging thousands of Christ-followers to live out the message of Jesus, and thus transform their communities by making justice a way of life.
In 2017, the conference will be held in Chicago for its third consecutive year. We have deliberately chosen Chicago because it is the center point on the map of America’s history, with an eye on the future that’s informed by a deep respect and understanding of the past.
Since 2010, The JUSTICE Conference has also been hosted in Hong Kong (China), Melbourne (Australia), Auckland (New Zealand), and Amsterdam (the Netherlands). It is one of the largest biblical and social justice conferences in the world, bringing a diverse mix of Christian leaders together to wrestle with issues, learn from one another, and leave with a better understanding of how to personally engage in justice issues at home and across continents.