Social Justice

 

LINKS TO social justice issues ARE AT END OF POST

{N.B. MANY LINKS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN}

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Feeling overwhelmed by the avalanche of need in the world right now?  Don’t despair.  A few years ago Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision Australia shared this BRILLIANT strategy.  We’ve followed it ever since.

  1. Pick ONE charity or organisation from EACH of the following:

 LOCAL: e.g. donating goods to a local woman’s refuge, find out what ministry your local church is involved in and offer your time, visiting a nursing home, volunteer at a hospital.

NATIONAL  e.g.  asylum seekers, children in detention, indigenous affairs.

INTERNATIONAL  e.g. poverty, human trafficking, women’s health, persecution in the church, clean water

2.  Making it work:
  •  Have a family meeting.  Explain your 3 point strategy and offer up some ideas.  Allow everyone to have a say.  Pray about it.

 

  • Once you have agreed on your 3 chosen areas of focus, GET INVOLVED. Write to the organisations involved and ask how you can help.  Include these issues at bedtime prayers.

  • Keep praying and asking how God needs your family to help.

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In addition, I would highly recommend you look at this site and buy the book to keep on your kitchen table or bench for quick reference.  Why not pray for a country a day?

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CHURCH RESPONSE TO refugee crisis:

Here are a few links for you to research:

http://church.worldvision.org/activate-your-church/in-the-margins/vulnerable-communities/syrian-refugee-response.html

http://www.1parish1refugeefamily.org/

https://www.anglicare.org.au/media-releases/sydney-anglicans-mobilise-assist-syrian-refugees

CHILDREN IN DETENTION

Children in Detention project image2

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/information-about-children-immigration-detention

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/asylum-seekers-and-refugees/projects/national-inquiry-children-immigration-detention-index

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/asylum-seekers-and-refugees/publications/summary-factsheet-forgotten-children-national

PERSECUTION IN THE CHURCH

https://www.opendoors.org.au/

The Voice of the Martyrs

http://www.prisoneralert.com/

 

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