What is Fair and Just?

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As Scripture teaches, all humans are made in the image of God and are worthy. Yet, globally, not all humans are treated equally. With an increasing consciousness of discrimination, the world and the church continue to ask, ‘What is fair and just?’

The following section explores the context shifts in global justice including poverty, persecution, women, marginalized groups, human rights, slavery, and corruption.

Global Poverty

There has been a remarkable reduction in global extreme poverty, defined as surviving on less than $1.25 per day.

Religious Persecution

State restrictions on religion have grown throughout the world.

Participation of Women

Globally, when polled, more women than men say that Christianity is ‘very important’ to them.


Of an estimated 8 billion people in the world today, 1.3 billion have a physical or mental disability; one out of six people globally.

Human Rights

Human Rights have seen a set back in recent years.


Despite steady improvements in the protection of human rights, slavery continues to force large numbers of people into work, sexual exploitation, and unwanted marriage.


Corruption is globally pervasive, and a societal norm in many countries.