Sandbach Methodist Church
Justice and Peace – Definitions

What do we mean by justice?
  • The quality of being fair and reasonable
  • Conformity to moral rightness in action or attitude
  • Fairness; equity; right; righteousness; justness
  • The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honour, standards, or law

And what is injustice?
  • Violation of another’s rights or of what is right; lack of justice
  • Acts or conditions that cause people to suffer hardship or loss undeservedly
  • Unfairness; Discrimination; Prejudice; Bias; Inequality; oppression; intolerance; favouritism

What do we mean by Peace?
  • The absence of war or other hostilities
  • Freedom from quarrels and disagreement; harmonious relations
  • Public security and order
  • Inner contentment; serenity

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