Twelve of Australia's Christian leaders wrote to the foreign minister. What happened next...
What happens next is up to us!
Australian Christian leaders are calling for a foreign policy that "loves our neighbours as ourselves." One that tackles the big challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict and climate change.
Will you add your voice to theirs?
Right now, the Government is developing a foreign policy plan for the next decade. Micah Australia, working with our sister campaign, the Campaign for Australian Aid, have already helped to gather over 9,000 submissions to the Department of Foreign Affairs letting the bureaucrats know we want Australian foreign policy to "love our neighbours as ourselves". Now it's time to let the politicians know as well!
At this critical time, Australia's Christians must speak out for a more just and generous nation. We want to be a nation that acts as a good neighbour in a region where too many are still forced to live in poverty and vulnerability. A nation that increases aid to help our poorest neighbours tackle poverty, instead of cutting it. A nation that stands with vulnerable communities as they face up to rising seas and a disrupted climate, instead of denying we have a problem. A nation that ensures the wealthiest companies pay their fair share to ensure that all can have enough. A nation that welcomes people rather than excluding them.
If that's the nation you want to be, you can download the church leaders' letter here (or view at the bottom of the page).
Let's speak up for a more just and generous nation so that just as we receive God's blessings so we might share them abundantly as a blessing to others.