Micah Challenge Australia Blog

 

The Micah Challenge blog is a space for discussion and debate about the issues of global poverty, faith, advocacy and justice and the Millennium Development Goals. This blog aims to provoke thought and challenge you to learn more about the issues discussed. We welcome your comments.

Micah Challenge is a global campaign of Christians speaking out against poverty and injustice. Click here to visit the Micah Challenge website.

  • Voices for Justice participants share their stories

    Posted by Tabitha

    14 June, 2011

    We love the enthusiasm and excitement that oozes from our supporters when they TAKE ACTION on behalf of the poor. Check out this video of some Voices for Justice 2010 participants sharing about their experience last year: Registrations for Voices for Justice 2011 opened today and we're really keen to get participants from as many electorates along as possible - especially people from remote and regional areas of Australia. Please help us by spreading the word to your family and friends. The event will take place in Canberra 17-20 September and there really is nothing else like it. Click here for more information and to register. read more

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  • "Ill-equipped" to work for justice

    Posted by Eliza

    29 March, 2011

    Our new Political Engagement Intern, Eliza Walley, on how she's feeling about her upcoming year with Micah Challenge. When I reflect upon these first 20 years of my life and consider the choices that I have made, there is one that I am yet to forgive myself for. I have an Amazon.com account. This account is linked to my credit card, making it too easy for me to spend too much money, on too many books. I don't buy fiction; I don't have time to read stories about made up people and impossible scenarios. I tell myself that if I have time to sit and read something other than the bible, then I should read something valuable - something that will teach me or prompt thought. So I read non-fiction. My latest splurge included titles like "Rich Christians in the Age of Hunger", "Generous Justice - How God's Grace Should Make Us Just" and "Make Poverty Personal". I'll tell you why. I have been interning with Micah Challenge for just over a month now and am so excited about this year and how God is going to use me. But this excitement that I now feel was born out of… read more

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  • 10.10.10 changed our campus!

    Posted by Micah

    26 October, 2010

    10.10.10 Reflections from Ethan Dean, Cornerstone University, USA 10.10.10. Until this date, this incredible event did not mean much to me. Not until I saw the impact that it had not only on the world, but specifically at Cornerstone University. I say specifically at Cornerstone because what happened on this campus was revolutionary. Hearts were challenged and as a result, hand prints were traced. The week of this Micah Challenge event, Cornerstone was holding a Global Opportunities week. We have mission trips offered to students, multiple campus organizations speaking out on social issues, missionary organizations informing us on unique opportunities. This year we had a unique speaker tell her story of surviving HIV. She at the end of her message promoted Micah Challenge and called roughly 730 people to trace their hands. 730 people!! I was asked by Dana Doll, the West Michigan Micah Challenge representative, to help collect the handprints. Having hundreds of them in my hands I snuck a few peeks at the promises being made. People promised money, time, and… read more

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  • Being a nag for the poor

    Posted by Micah

    21 June, 2010

    Voices for Justice 2010 participate Nils von Kalm reflects on his time in Canberra This morning the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition spoke at what was quite literally our signature event - signing the Micah Call - a statement pledging to support the aims of Micah Challenge - something that 112,000 other Australians have signed. When Mr. Abbott spoke, he mentioned that we are nags and that people in power need nags like us to keep them accountable. One of the things that has jumped out at me at this event is that our times of worship - when we're singing - are so much more meaningful in the context of what we are ultimately here for. Over the last 2 days we have spent a bit of time singing songs of praise to God for who He is - a God of justice, mercy, and compassion. And it meant so much more than just words, as we were here in the nation's capital to put into practice the words of the prophet Micah - to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). The worship was not just a feel-good session of empty praise. I'm so glad to be… read more

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