Join us on November 17 at 7pm for the Zoom webinar on Economic Justice hosted by the FSLDW Affirm Committee. To receive the Zoom link register below. Please ensure to check your junk/spam folder for the email if you do not see it in your inbox.
Guest Resource Person: We welcome Rev. Shepherd Munikwa, Minister for Justice and Mission for the three eastern regions.
Shepherd writes “I’m a Zimbabwean Canadian. I consider myself as a Colonial Firebrand. I was born and raised in a war of liberation situation. I’m a victim of economic injustice from a tender age. My theological conviction is in creating a beloved community in which each person can fully be themselves, have voice, and shape the community, feel safe, respected, expressing all aspects of their identities and dignity. Transforming people, build relationships, friendship and reconciliation. Diversity, equality, equity, inclusion and liberation is key in my ministry. In this vision, each person shares a sense of belonging with other members.”
Webinar Theme: Economic Justice
Economic justice is a component of social justice and welfare economics. It is a set of theological, moral and ethical principles for building economic institutions, where the ultimate goal is to create an opportunity for each person to establish a sufficient material foundation upon which to have a dignified, productive, and creative life. We all have a part to play in levelling the ground for all the creation.
Genesis 1:28,31 “God blessed them and said to them….”, “God saw all that God had made, and it was very good……” The account of Genesis 1 and 2 makes it clear that God planned for humanity to enjoy the beauty, abundance and fruitfulness of creation. The setting of the Garden of Eden, the first humans found a rich, fertile place, and humanity was intended to prosper in every sense. God provides an abundance of resources and means for humans to flourish. If so, where went wrong? Greediness, selfishness resulted to colonialism, capitalism which leads to exploitation of resources and human power. Wendell Berry and Norman Wirzba ed., in their book, The Art of the Commonplace talks of a “Big Bad Idea”, “Commercialization” which brought competition among humanity.