SMA Policy on Justice, Reconciliation, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, Par 8.
Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) concerns right relationships; with God, with self, with our fellow humans and with all creation. It is therefore the faith-filled way of living our lives in this world and the goal that being Christian and praying “thy Kingdom come,” calls us to strive for. For missionaries it is integral to evangelisation.
The commitment of the Society of African Missions (SMA) to Justice Peace and the Integrity of creation is marked by a special concern for Africa and its peoples. Faithful to the Founder’s vision of mission to the most abandoned, the SMA accompanies and supports the peoples of Africa in their struggle for a more just society and world. We will therefore, make the best use possible of the resources at our disposal to challenge injustice and collaborate with and support likeminded groups in order to work effectively for social and environmental justice, especially in areas that effect Africa and Africans.
To be effective we recognise the need to focus on specific areas. Priority will be given to raising awareness of and promoting advocacy and to action in the following areas:
- Advocacy on Behalf of Africa and People of African Descent.
- Challenge Human Trafficking.
- Promote Care for Creation.