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A free, three-day online event on October 15-17, 2020

A free, three-day online conference that grounds the work of justice in the life and teachings of Jesus.

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  • Cheryl Bear

    Indigenous Relations Specialist at Canadian Baptist Ministries

  • Brian Doerksen

    Musician, Author, Speaker, Pastor

  • Anu George Canjanathoppil

    Chief Executive Officer, IJM Canada

  • Jeremy Johnson

    Lead Pastor at Village Church Surrey

  • Yaw Perbi

    President of International Student Ministries Canada


Thursday Oct. 15 - Friday Oct. 16*

Matthew Grieve - Welcome & Introductions

Bruxy Cavey - Jesus' Way of Including the Marginalized

Cheryl Bear - Decolonizing Scripture

Tumushabe Claire - IJM Survivor Story

Yaw Perbi - Persistent Pivotal Prayer for Vertical Justice

Brian Doerksen - Helping Each Other Breathe

Sek Saroeun- IJM Field Staff Story

Jeremy Johnson - Seeking Justice as the Local Church

Anu George Canjanathoppil - Waiting on God to Grant us Justice

Saturday Oct. 17

12:30PM - 1:45PM EST: Live Panel Discussion ft. our guest speakers

1:45PM - 2:00PM EST: Exclusive Interview with an IJM Field Staff Member

2:00PM - 2:30PM EST: Prayer and Worship with Brian Doerksen

2:30PM EST: Benediction

*For your convenience, you will be able to watch these 30 minute, pre-recorded sessions in any order at your own pace from October 15 at 12:00AM EST to October 17 at 11:59PM EST. Attendees will receive an email with links to our exclusive conference website on October 15 at 12:00AM EST.

This year's theme: The Relentless Pursuit of Justice

In Luke 18:1-8, Jesus teaches his disciples the parable of the persistent widow. Jesus speaks of a widow who pleads repeatedly with an unjust judge to grant her justice. This story is a common experience for so many in our world who are oppressed and denied justice. The good news about this story is that Jesus is giving us an insight into how justice will be established and grow in the face of apathy. If we are relentless and do not give up, Jesus says “God will grant justice”. The work of justice is not easy. In this teaching, Jesus is preparing his followers to be relentless in the pursuit of justice. For this year's conference, each of our speakers will be teaching from this important scripture passage.

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’

“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”

And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

- Luke 18:1-8

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Jesus & Justice?

Jesus & Justice is the go-to conference for Christians in Canada and North America who care about justice and seek a deeper love of Jesus to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly before God.

What is the theme for Jesus & Justice 2020?

This year’s conference theme is “The Relentless Pursuit of Justice” based on Luke 18.

How much is registration?

There is no charge to join, but you will need to register for the event.

What are the dates?

October 15-17, 2020 are the dates you will be given access to our video content and online participant discussion.

October 17, 2020 is the day we will come together for a live event and interact directly with conference speakers and each other.

Who is Jesus & Justice for?

Jesus & Justice is for Christians in Canada and the USA who care about justice and desire to build a Jesus-centred foundation out of which to act justly.

Who are the speakers?

We have invited some incredible Canadian speakers (see above) to speak into justice issues uniquely felt in Canada and around the world.

What is the conference format?

All registered participants will be given access to speaker content specifically created for Jesus & Justice to watch over 3 days in October, stories highlighting our ministry impact in specific countries, plus a live stream event to interact with our speakers.

When can we access the conference content?

Your registration confirmation email will contain login details to watch the videos over a 3-day period of time, from October 15-17, 2020 and join together in the live event on October 17, 2020. Please refer to your registration confirmation email to access to links for the live event, speaker content and/or downloads.

How do I access the content?

After you register for Jesus & Justice 2020, you will be given login details to access our conference website, links and downloads.

How do I access the live stream event?

After you register for Jesus & Justice 2020, you will be given an event link and access code to join our live stream event.

Do I need to download a specific app to access the content?

No, you will not need to download a specific app to access Jesus & Justice. You will be provided with important links once you register for the event.

I can’t access the videos, what do I do?

Please refer to your registration confirmation email to access the event links and login details. If you need further assistance, please email Cameron for help:

How can I access the conference discussion groups?

After you click on the Jesus & Justice event website link, please enter your access code to watch the videos and join the discussion groups (including an exclusive Facebook group). You will receive this information and more after you register for our free event.

Can I access the content after the conference is over?

Yes, but only if you register! Following the conference, we will send all registered attendees exclusive links to the sessions and the live panel discussion.

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