An action oriented think tank. A crossroads between action and spiritual reflection. A global community tackling the issues of our time. A provider of tools for the justice journey.

IJM’s Institute for Biblical Justice serves to mobilize the global Church by joining the Holy Spirit in catalyzing a spiritual awakening to God’s passion for justice among Christian leaders.

Resources

The Justice Calling, Bethany Hoang & Kristen Johnson

Grounding Our Passion for Justice in Deeply Rooted Faith

Justice requires perseverance--a deep perseverance we can't muster on our own. Offering a comprehensive biblical theology of justice drawn from the whole story of Scripture, this book invites us to know more intimately the God who loves justice and calls us to give our lives to seek the flourishing of others.

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God of Justice, Nikki Toyama-Szeto & Abraham George

God of Justice is IJM’s twelve-session curriculum, meant to inspire students, parents, leaders and families to make justice their mission. Designed for groups of individuals, God of Justice shares Biblical truth and front-line stories of justice work, moving people towards reflection, discussion, and action.

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Just Courage, Gary Haugen

In this book, IJM CEO Gary Haugen leads us on a journey to freedom from the triviality and fear that can stifle our lives.

Extraordinary Moments Don't Happen Without Work, Gary Haugen

May, 2014 Storyline Blog about perseverance in the face of trials, using an IJM case example from Cebu

How The End of Poverty Comes With The End of Violence, Gary Haugen

February, 2014 Storyline Blog about “The Locust Effect” and why ending systemic poverty requires restraining the hand of the oppressor and strengthening justice systems.

Why We're Losing the War on Poverty, Gary Haugen

Christianity Today article on “The Locust Effect”

Deepening the Soul for Justice, Bethany Hoang

Hoang shares spiritual practices honed on the frontlines of the fight for justice—guideposts for an inward journey that can propel a disciple outward, empowering the difficult work of justice. Seeking the God of justice can be a catalyst for spiritual growth and deeper personal discipleship.

Good News About Injustice, Gary Haugen

Interspersed with individual stories of oppression, this book chronicles the vision behind IJM's work and seeks to tackle tragic injustices with practical insight, answering tough questions regarding the nature of injustice and the Biblical mandate for Christians to confront it. Christians interested in fighting injustice, to be educated on the subject, and hear what God is doing through faithful servants.

Locust Effect Christian Reader Guide
The Just Church, Jim Martin

This book is a practical guide on how to do justice and grow in discipleship—from those on the frontlines of the battle in the world’s darkest and most dangerous places. In Jim Martin’s first book, he offers tangible, accessible strategies to respond to God’s call to seek justice, defend the widow and orphan and rescue the oppressed.

The Justice Journey: Handbook, by Jim Martin

This handbook walks Christian leaders through the three steps (Explore-Educate-Engage) of engaging biblical justice and IJM.

Community Justice Assessment, by Christa Hayden Sharpe

The Assessment Tool will help your church become knowledgeable about the complex issues of violent oppression, aware of the resources, strengths and gaps in service in your community, and prepared to design a truly effective and faithful local ministry.

Freedom Challenge Preaching Guide

Provides a sermon outline on Psalm 146:5-10, small group discussion guide, and action steps for congregations and Christian communities to study biblical justice.

Just Prayer Devotional

A devotional journey through the work of justice and prayer.

The Justice Mission, by Jim Hancock and IJM

This program is a video-enhanced youth curriculum reflecting the heart of God for the oppressed of the world. It is a five session study series that takes you inside the work of IJM to see the reality of injustice in the world, and what you can do about it.

The Power of Prayer in Stopping Human Trafficking

International Justice Mission’s Nikki Toyama-Szeto interview with EWTN about the power of prayer in ending human trafficking.

Ajoy Varghese at 2014 GPG on India casework

Global Prayer Gathering 2014 - Saturday, April 5: Ajoy Varghese on ending slavery in India using advocacy and media (13 minutes)

Blair Burns on Nehemiah at 2012 GPG

Global Prayer Gathering 2012 - Saturday Morning, April 14: Blair Burns teaching from Nehemiah. (21 minutes) 

Christa Hayden Sharpe on Cambodia casework at 2014 GPG

Global Prayer Gathering - Saturday, April 5: Christa Hayden Sharpe on the necessity of prayer in God’s work of justice (16 minutes)

Fuller Seminary Class Video Series on Preaching and Justice

Gary Haugen teaching on God’s unfamiliar passion for justice at Fuller Theological Seminary (43 minutes).

Gary Haugen interview with Nicky Gumble at Holy Trinity Brompton

Nicky Gumble and Gary Haugen on how the church can be a change leader and partner with IJM. (33 minutes)

Nikki Toyama-Szeto, 2014 IJM Pastors' Gathering

Nikki Toyama-Szeto on Christian professionals and making an  impact in the workplace (11 minutes).

Sean Litton on Exodus 3 at 2012 GPG

Global Prayer Gathering 2012 - Friday Evening, April 13: Sean Litton on Exodus 3 and Manila case miracles. (43 minutes)

Sean Litton on Perpetrator Accountability

Sean Litton on the importance of perpetrator accountability (4 minutes).

Sr. Fellow Mark Labberton, 2014 IJM Pastors' Gathering

Mark Labberton on engaging fear to carry out the work of justice. (16 minutes)

Sr. Fellow Steve Hayner, 2014 IJM Pastors' Gathering

Steve Hayner on the biblical basis for justice. (10 minutes)

Terrify No More, Gary Haugen

This gripping book documents the events of IJM’s groundbreaking work in the notorious Cambodian village of Svay Pak. In this operation alone, IJM’s work resulted in the rescue of 37 underage victims of sex-trafficking, many of them under the age of 10.

The Justice Calling, Bethany Hoang & Kristen Johnson
God of Justice, Nikki Toyama-Szeto & Abraham George
Just Courage, Gary Haugen
Extraordinary Moments Don't Happen Without Work, Gary Haugen
How The End of Poverty Comes With The End of Violence, Gary Haugen
Why We're Losing the War on Poverty, Gary Haugen
Deepening the Soul for Justice, Bethany Hoang
Good News About Injustice, Gary Haugen
Locust Effect Christian Reader Guide
The Just Church, Jim Martin
The Justice Journey: Handbook, by Jim Martin
Community Justice Assessment, by Christa Hayden Sharpe
Freedom Challenge Preaching Guide
Just Prayer Devotional
The Justice Mission, by Jim Hancock and IJM
The Power of Prayer in Stopping Human Trafficking
Ajoy Varghese at 2014 GPG on India casework
Blair Burns on Nehemiah at 2012 GPG
Christa Hayden Sharpe on Cambodia casework at 2014 GPG
Fuller Seminary Class Video Series on Preaching and Justice
Gary Haugen interview with Nicky Gumble at Holy Trinity Brompton
Nikki Toyama-Szeto, 2014 IJM Pastors' Gathering
Sean Litton on Exodus 3 at 2012 GPG
Sean Litton on Perpetrator Accountability
Sr. Fellow Mark Labberton, 2014 IJM Pastors' Gathering
Sr. Fellow Steve Hayner, 2014 IJM Pastors' Gathering
Terrify No More, Gary Haugen

What is the IJM Institute for Biblical Justice?

A Think Tank: IJM’s Institute for Biblical Justice is best described as an “action-oriented” leadership think tank within IJM.

A Community: We are a community of Christian leaders advancing solutions for overcoming injustice, sharing ideas, resources and tools for seeking justice and moving the body of Christ into action.

A Resource: We’re working to resource leaders of the global Church with an ever-deepening understanding of biblical justice and what justice means for all aspects of discipleship.

What does the IJM Institute do?

The Institute mobilizes the global Church to do justice by equipping Christian leaders. We seek to accomplish this in four ways:

  1. Cultivate passion for justice among leaders and influencers within the global Christian community, equipping them with resources for spreading the biblical message of God’s passion for justice–with a particular emphasis on learning from and supporting Christian leaders from the Majority (or "Global South”) world.
  2. Share the biblical justice message through influential Christian forums and institutions.
  3. Create exceptional biblical justice educational materials.
  4. Provide theological support to IJM globally.

The Institute Story

The Institute emerged out of a small group of Senior Fellows who were advising IJM’s founder, Gary Haugen, on spiritual and theological foundations, growth and development of IJM and the justice movement. Gradually, it became apparent that the Institute could serve not only in providing spiritual direction to IJM but to the broader Christian community engaging in the Bible’s call to justice. In 2001, Gary invited a handful of scholar-pastors to join with him in establishing the IJM Institute. The vision was to support leaders and influencers who are thinking about justice and create a community and resources to support the justice movement.