The Pursuit of Justice & Reconciliation

The pursuit of justice and reconciliation is at the heart of our Christian heritage and at the foundation of PLNU. We pursue justice when we let the oppressed go free, share our food with the hungry, bring the homeless poor into our homes, clothe the naked, and satisfy the needs of the afflicted (Isaiah 58).

Doing justice involves being able to name injustice and to confront the powers that cause injustice. At the Center for Justice & Reconciliation (CJR), we study poverty, oppression, and Christian means of social engagement with the best of historical wisdom and contemporary research techniques. Join us as we pursue reconciliation with God and with each other.



To study poverty and oppression and teach Christian means of social engagement.


Jesus, quoting Isaiah, proclaimed,

“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

- Luke 4:18-19

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To learn more about the Center for Justice & Reconciliation and/or get involved with one of our programs, contact our staff.