Promoting Mercy & Justice

Justice, at its centre, is about relationships: our relationships with God, with each other, with ourselves, and with creation. God calls us—and deacons, especially—to restore relationships through the pursuit of justice, and to challenge lifestyles, choices, and systems so that all may have the opportunity to participate fully in community as image-bearers of God.

At Diaconal Ministries Canada (DMC), we have identified a few different areas of justice. These are not meant to be limiting, but rather a means of organization:

  1. Vulnerable People Groups
  2. Creation Care
  3. Restorative Justice

On the right-hand side of this page, you will see a menu of links for each of these areas. Each link contains resources and ideas for action. Please use them.

There are also some additional, more generalized resources available:

  • A brochure that answers “What is Justice?”
  • Learn how to become aware, assess situations, and act for justice.
  • Explore how to identify a situation in your community is unjust and requires action.