The Social Justice Section is a community within the Evangelical GIS Society whose members share overlapping interests in the study of social justice issues, both broadly and narrowly defined. Broadly defined, social justice is the fair and just relation between the individual and society. Narrowly defined, social justice includes the breaking of unbroken barriers for social mobility, the creation of safety nets and economic justice. The Christian's role in social justice issues can be fostered through mapping various social needs in such areas as food, clothing, shelter, education, health care and abuses such as human trafficking, violence against women and men, child abuse, domestic abuse, elder abuse, harassment, persecution, physical abuse, etc. Members of the Social Justice Section work together in preparation for annual online section meetings that demonstrate best GIS practices, illustrate GIS approaches to local issues, and provide case studies of GIS research that has led to significant missional intervention. The section fosters connections between individuals in applied ministry contexts, GIS professionals and evangelical institutions. Officers of the section are elected at the online EGIS annual meeting. An online elearning portal with video conferencing capabilities has been provided for the section on the eCampus of Missional University accessible to members through the Portal@MU link.
Section reports can be found in the EGIS Portal@MU