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Speak up at Voices for Justice 2018

Posted 3 Aug 2018 02:00PM

Bringing the tribes of the Australian church together, to speak up for the world’s poor in our nation’s capital.

Voices for Justice is Micah Australia's flagship event, and a unique opportunity to gather with like-minded Christians to lobby your MP and state Senators on the issue of global poverty.

By inspiring, training and equipping Christians to speak with federal politicians about global poverty, Voices for Justice has provided a catalyst for building long-term relationships between Australian Christians and their local MPs, and set the stage for major aid announcements and breakthroughs in previous years.

This year, in the lead up to the federal election, advocacy and lobbying will focus on the Australian aid budget.

This Voices for Justice comes at a critical time in Australia's political cycle and international relations.

Australian aid has reached its lowest ever level as a percentage of our Gross National Income at just 0.22 per cent. In the forward estimates, it is projected to continue to fall to 0.19 per cent. 

This is a key opportunity for you to use your voice and lobby our nation's leaders on the importance of turning around this downward trend, which is continuing to hurt the most vulnerable citizens of the world as well as Australia's standing in our region. 

The four Powerful days will include:

ADVOCACY TRAINING // THEOLOGICAL TEACHING // WORSHIP & PRAYER // LOBBYING // EVENTS AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE // WORKSHOPS// POLITICAL FORUMS// SCHOOLS AND YOUTH PROGRAM

Inspiring guest speakers and advocacy trainers to announced soon!

Registration information:

  • Registrations open to the public July 16
  • Early bird discounts until August 31
  • Final registrations close Oct 30
  • Registration fee includes some meals but not accommodation (billeting can be arranged)

Micah is a coalition of Australia's largest Christian non-government organisations raising a powerful voice for justice and a world free from poverty.

http://www.micahaustralia.org/