Intro Justice just as God requires

A journey of justice

In the aid and development field the rights-based approach became the current dominant practice from about the end of the 1990s. As a Christian social development practitioner, this caused me much thought and questioning; how right were rights. Traditionally Christians do not talk about rights. The common perception is that any rights imply personal rights and we are certainly schooled to give up our own rights, to deny ourselves and take up our cross daily to follow Jesus [Luke 9:23].

We are not very aware about our role in seeking the rights of others, of pursuing justice for others. Incredibly, we are not even very familiar with our God of justice.