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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  • Achieving MDG7 saves lives!

    Posted by Tabitha

    30 May, 2011

    We live in a country where we take it for granted that we have clean drinking water in our taps, toilets that work and food on our tables - life's most simple necessities, right? But for people in poor countries, who rely heavily on their local environment and ecosystems, environmental instability means access to these basic needs is not guaranteed. This Sunday is 'World Environment Day' - a good chance to reflect on Millennium Development Goal 7, which seeks to ensure environmental sustainability for the world's poor, and aims to assist the poor to cope with environmental degradation and a changing climate. MDG7 also includes targets to help improve water and sanitation in poor communities. Here at Micah Challenge, we believe that EVERY PERSON should be able to enjoy God's provision through creation. The reality of our 'global village' is that we really do 'Share the Earth' with our brothers and sisters around the world. The decisions we Aussies make about how we use the earth can have a positive or negative impact on the world's poorest people. For me… read more

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  • Is Tony Abbott backing away from his 0.5 committment?

    Posted by Tabitha

    13 February, 2011

    On 21 June Tony Abbott publicly confirmed the coalition's committment to 0.5 figure on the public record, stating " I want to make it very clear that the goal of 0.5 per cent of national income in overseas development aid is a bipartisan one." Here's a video of his speech at Voices for Justice: So it was a little surprising to hear his proposal that we should cut aid to Indonesia to fund the flood levy. Click here to hear to an interview with John Beckett talking about Micah Challenge's position on this issue, on SonshineFM. read more

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  • Carlyn Chen talks about Micah Challenge campaign achievements

    Posted by Micah

    23 September, 2010

    Voices for Justice Coordinator, Carlyn Chen, talks about the impact the Micah Challenge campaign is making in Australia. Voices for Justice from CPX on Vimeo. read more

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