• 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 money in the next year. It is practical, powerful and acknowledged at the most senior level, to be the most effective challenge to government for how Australia should respond to the issues of inequality in our world. Deeply impressive stuff.

    Click here to read more of Mark's blog post