A School Group's Reflection on
Micah Australia's "Voices For Justice 2016"
Over the course of three days, ten students from Rouse Hill Anglican College were fortunate enough to be a part of Micah’s "Voices for Justice" national gathering in Canberra.
Our visits to 113 Members of Parliament as part of Voices For Justice 2016 made a real impression!
Here are just some of the references made to our visits on the floor of Parliament following #VFJ2016:
By KERRY POVEY and JAN THORPE "The experience was incredibly empowering. We learnt that every person can make a difference and speak up for the voiceless." RAISING THEIR VOICES: Participants at Voices for Justice gather with MPs in front of Parliament House to call for more action on the issue...
I stepped onto the rain drenched lawn in front of Parliament House on the last day of Voices for Justice filled with an immense sense of awe, gratitude, nervousness, and anticipation.
Above: Ellaina and her Lobby Group with Senator Anne Urquhart.
What I loved about James’ reflection was that he challenged us to reflect on the Good Samaritan story in our own contexts, asking the questions - “Who is our neighbour? What does it mean to love our neighbour?”
At our Voices for Justice National Gathering last year, long-time Micah advocate and high school teacher from Sydney's Blue Mountains, Paul Karlik, shared his journey of 'doing justice' with Micah over the past 10 years. Read some of his story below and see what it looks like to make advocacy...