Kevin Cox

Thinking Biblically About Social Justice

“I’m not really religious, but I like coming to your events!” commented a student at a university in Worcester, Mass. The student was helping out at a Operation Christmas Child Packing Party our Christian club opened up to the campus community. Besides the OCC event we have also hosted social justice service events where we partnered with International Mission Board missionaries educating Syrian refugees in the Middle East. Muslim, non-religious, Buddhist and atheist students have come to our Christian events focused on serving, loving and seeking justice for the vulnerable. At these events we interweave social justice, compassionate service, and the message of Christianity. At every event students hear about why we do justice and love others while we build relationships with them. They are told about a God who “works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed” (Psalm 103:6, ESV) and a Savior who demonstrated his love for us by dying for us (see 1 John 4:9-10).