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  • Voices for Justice 2010 - A powerful experience

    Posted by Matthew

    21 June, 2010

    Voices for Justice 2010 participant , Matt Anslow, reflects on his time in Canberra Here I am, third day in. I didn't get to blog last night, as I went straight to bed after sessions finished... The reason for such laziness was so that I could get up at 5:30 to get to Parliament House on time for a session with PM Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. More about that later. Yesterday was a great day (once again). I did some sessions on Climate Change and Political Policy Making, which were both incredibly helpful. At night we ran a public service of repentance out the front of Parliament House, hearing from Roshan Mendis (our international guest from Sri Lanka) and others about the needs in our world and the need for a personal response in the way we live our lives individually and collectively. It was a powerful experience to stand with 300 others Christians who care about justice, kindness and the political process. Click here to read more of Matt's blog post. read more

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  • Voices for Justice: Micah 6:8

    Posted by Micah

    20 June, 2010

    Voices for Justice 2010 participant, Mark, reflects on his time in Canberra This weekend I'm out of town in this sunny nations capital, Canberra. Why they didn't just agree that Sydney was a lovely city and really should have been made the capital is beyond me. Canberra is quite similar visually it seems, to the boil on the British landscape that is Milton Keyenes, but there is no accounting for taste. Anyway, why am I here? Stevey B and I are down here to lead worship for Micah Challenge's Voices for Justice conference. VFJ is an amazing event that gathers Christians together to lobby parliament on issues of social justice, aid, poverty, climate change and more, it was set up to help Christians take seriously the mandate of Micah 6:8: Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. It's fair to say I'm being challenged by it all. Tomorrow a group of about 300 people of all ages will be going into Parliament house to meet with Prime Minister Rudd and other parliamentary leaders to question and challenge them on where the government will be spending its… read more

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