February 20 is World Social Justice day. The United Nations noted: “social justice cannot be attained in the absence of peace and security.” Think about this statement for a moment. It is so relevant to us today. So many of us had hoped that 2021 would be better than 2020, but January alone proved that we all are far from living in a world of peace and security. So what now? How do we, as individuals, make a difference? At times it can feel overwhelming. However, we are never alone. We are part of a community in Christ. At Safe Church, this means coming together as a team to ensure that each day we work to support all our churches in the ongoing work of abuse prevention. We come together to pray, acknowledging that our strength rests in Christ. We come together to speak of hope for our church community.
While you journey through 2021, may you find moments of hope along the way.
—Becky Jones, Editor