“The Land” – theme of Justice Camp 2014 in Edmonton this August

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The seventh annual Anglican Justice Camp takes place in Edmonton August 15 to 21 with “Land” as its theme.

“Land and communities of faith go together,” says The Reverend Rick Chapman, chair of Justice Camp 2014, an initiative designed to train adults  in issues of social justice.

In Scriptures you never see land mentioned without the community of God mentioned as well.

“If you look in the Hebrew Scriptures you never see land mentioned without the  community of God mentioned as well,” he says.

Topics of Justice Camp 2014, with a focus on the environment, include preservation of national parks, food and farming, and oil.

“These are sensitive topics,” says Chapman.
Safeguarding creation is the Anglican fifth Mark of Mission; Chapman believes that living it out requires careful analysis and hands-on training.

“The Justice Camp format is an ideal venue to discuss our role in living out this mission, and to allow those with experience in social justice ministries to pass on their knowledge to the next generation,” he says.

Topics of Justice Camp 2014, with a focus on the environment, include preservation of national parks, food and farming, and oil.

Immersion sessions involve travel to various sites and interaction with local experts.
The first Justice Camp was held in 2005 in Winnipeg with “Food” as theme.

Each camp aims to gather a wide range of participants that satisfy a 50/50 principle: half local and half from away, half under 30 and half over, and half Anglican and half other denominations or faiths.

For more information on Justice Camp 2014 or to register online, visit  www.justicecamp.ca