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Essay: Advocating a safer world for all

Australia Canberra Micah Womens delegation

VIKKI HOWORTH, a board member of Christian global justice advocacy Micah Australia, reflects on her recent experience as a member of the Micah Australia Womens Leaders Network delegation meeting with politicians in Canberra…

Essay: Heartfelt Christian unity for Afghanistan

Afghanistan Kabul Hamid Karzai airport checkpoint

TIM COSTELLO, executive director of Micah Australia – which is coordinating the ‘Christians United for Afghanistan’ campaign, writes about how the campaign – what he describes as a “surprising story” of unity among Australian churches – came about…

Australian churches, Christian organisations launch campaign to resettle 20,000 Afghans

Afghanistan people outside Kabul airport

Sydney, Australia Mainstream Australian churches and Christian organisations have launched a campaign for the “just and compassionate commitment” to resettle 20,000 refugees fleeing from the Taliban in Afghanistan. In a significant sign of unity, the denominations and organisations have joined together in support of the ‘Christians United for Afghanistan‘ campaign, which is lobbying the Federal […]

Tributes flow after the death of UK Christian leader Joel Edwards

Tributes have flowed following the death of prominent UK Christian leader Rev Dr Joel Edwards, who passed away at the age of 70 from cancer. Edward’s family posted a letter he had written on social media in which he thanked people for their “prayers, love and holding on to me with that fingernail miracle”. “Words […]

Micah Australia calls for increased Australian aid to help end global vaccine inequality

Australia Micah Australia meeting with Josh Frydenberg

Sydney, Australia A peak Australian Christian advocacy group has lobbied federal politicians for a permanent $A1.3 billion increase in the foreign aid budget to help developing nations fight COVID-19. Micah Australia, which represents all major Christian denominations in Australia, have warned that 20 years of gains to alleviate poverty, famine and conflict in poorer neighbouring […]

Christian women leaders make “historic” visit to the Australian Parliament to advocate for Pacific Islander women and children

Womens delegation

Forty Australian Christian women leaders made an historic visit to Canberra on Wednesday to meet with politicians to discuss issues including violence against women and children in Pacific island nations. The delegation, which included representatives from the Baptist, Anglican, Catholic,  Uniting and Seventh Day Adventist churches as well as the Australian Christian Churches, Hillsong, The […]

Sydney conference hears call to “go deeper” with Jesus in search for Biblical justice

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Sydney, Australia Even as many students were sleeping last weekend, immigrant sociology majors Annette, from Sierra Leone, and Thuto, from South Africa, were making their way to the Living Justice Conference at Hillsong’s Alexandria Campus in Sydney.  “Why do so many people in the developed world disconnect themselves from the issues of justice in the […]