Justice Statement

Native Spirituality 

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. Cherokee Expression

 

Jewish

Tzedek, which means ‘justice’. In Judaism, giving to those in need is not viewed as a generous, magnanimous act; it is simply an act of justice and the right thing to do. It is the performance of a duty prescribed in the Torah:

Deuteronomy 15.1

 

Buddhism

A key teaching in The Lotus Sutra is that the attainment of enlightenment is a possibility open to all people, without distinction based on gender, race, social standing or education. In this way, it is seen to be a full expression of Shakyamuni’s compassionate intention of opening the way to enlightenment to all people.

 

Christian

Social justice is based on right relations, and these relations must be rooted in respect for individuals and their communities. “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, is this: to care for orphans and widows (homeless and loveless) in their distress, and to keep one-self unstained by the world.” (James 1:27)

 

Muslim

God Commands Justice as the Quran says: Indeed we sent our messengers with clear signs and sent down with them the Book and Balance that people may uphold Justice. (57:25)

 

Sikh

Social Justice is the core of the Sikh belief, which is founded on the principle of human equality irrespective of race, gender and creed.

 

Baha’i

No light can compare with the light of justice.  The establishment of order in the world and the tranquility of the nations depend upon it.

- Baha’u’llah

 

Let us be faithful to our sacred teachings