Venue & Program
The Voices for Justice Queensland training day will be held at North Pine Baptist Church - 44/46 Ogg Rd, Murrumba Downs QLD. Doors open at 9am and the day will run until 9pm.
The day's program will focus around the theme Australia: A good global neighbour?, and include advocacy training, biblical teaching, worship and prayer, practical workshops and networking.
The day will culminate in a special public prayer gathering on the Brisbane River involving local churches and political leaders. We’ll hear from Pacific churches and communities who are experiencing the impacts of poverty and climate change and pray for Australia to be a good global neighbour in our region and the community of nations.
A Draft Program can be viewed here. Details will be confirmed soon.
We’re excited to announce that UK Christian leader and campaigner Rev Joel Edwards will be joining us on the day.
About Joel Edwards
A passionate and inspiring speaker & preacher, Rev Joel Edwards is Strategic Advisor for Christian Solidarity Worldwide and a regular broadcaster on the BBC. An experienced Christian campaigner, Joel led Micah Challenge International, a global advocacy response to extreme poverty, for several years.
Previously, he has been the General Director of the World Evangelical Alliance, a Commissioner on the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission and serves on the advisory board of Tony Blair's Faith Foundation.
About Ben Thurley
Ben is the National Coordinator for Micah Australia. A compelling communicator and passionate advocate, Ben has worked to equip churches and communities to be voices for justice – both in Australia (working with Micah Australia in both political engagement & now national coordinator roles) and in Nepal where he, with his family, lived and worked in Nepal as Advocacy Advisor with United Mission to Nepal.
As well as speaking about the role Christians can play in influencing our nation for good, Ben will be facilitating one of his famed all-in, experiential events (simulation games) at the Brisbane training day. If you've never experienced the power of these events, you really won't want to miss out.
Details of other speakers and contributors to come.
Kids & Youth
A kids and youth program will run on the day if sufficient numbers are registered.
Call (02) 8317 5080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.