Over the last month, Micah Australia has hosted prayer and worship gatherings in major cities across Australia to pray for the church, our nation, our leaders and the world. What is it about prayer and gathering together as a part of our advocacy that’s so important?
What happens when you put coffee, cake, church leaders from various denominations and federal candidates representing all political parties in the one room to discuss Australia's aid program? That's what Micah advocates are finding out as Election Afternoon Teas kick off across the country this month.
Over the past week we have shared positive comments and policies by different political party leaders in support of Australian Aid. Today the Shadow Foreign Minister Tanya Plibersek has added her voice by announcing a commitment to reverse the latest cuts $224 million if the ALP is elected.
Kings and courts. Armies and advisors. Taxes and treaties. Laws and land deals. Strangers and citizens. The Bible is full of the forms and functions of government. The governments mentioned in the Bible don’t always seem much like today’s governments – we don’t have as many emperors around these days… But...
This week the Australian Government announced new measures enabling the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to seize property when companies are found avoiding paying tax by their sending profits overseas through foreign investment. But will these new provisions given to the ATO help overcome multinational tax avoidance? And are they enough to stop...
As with many other Christians, after attending church on Christmas Day my family gathered together and celebrated God’s gift to humanity in Christ over a shared a meal we'd each prepared in our own homes.
This week Micah hosted a morning tea for candidates of the upcoming North Sydney by-election. Local church leaders joined with candidates to pray for them and encourage them to champion a generous and effective aid program that fights poverty in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
The Little Engine That Could is a wonderful story of a small, and struggling, train engine (enchantingly alive as things so often are in children's stories) pushing the limits of its capacity and endurance to succeed despite its own small size and the odds stacked against it.