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Sarah Pollock VIC Weekender 2019 Sept 0059

Join or Start an Action Group

Join an existing Tearfund Action Group

Connect with other local Christians to explore and respond to issues of poverty and injustice.

Join an Action Group
Join a local lobby group

Across Australia Christians are joining together in their electorates to form local campaigns for climate. Join them to engage your MP or Senator on…

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Start an Action Group in your Church

Start a faith-based action group and help mobilise your church and community to care for our planet and its most vulnerable people.

Start an Action Group

Tearfund is and has always been a people’s organisation. A movement of Christians across Australia working together to respond to issues of extreme poverty and injustice. This movement has been characterised by a deep commitment to biblical justice and to the practices of Jesus; calling out systems of injustice, adopting lifestyles which reflect a call to love our global neighbours and helping others learn and participate with us.

What we have learnt from this journey, is that fundamentally, the call to faith and justice is a call that is most effective and sustainable when it is shared with others. Friends to walk the journey with. Friends who encourage us when we get tired, and challenge us to keep going when we get frustrated. Friends to share moments of great hope with as well as moments of lament.

Taking Action together is what brings change… it’s who we are. It’s the church at its best and it has driven and motivated Tearfund for nearly 50 years.

If we look at the most significant political and social transformations of our time – the abolition of the slave trade, the campaign for civil rights, and the cancellation of debt for the world’s poorest countries – and consider how they came about, we start to understand the key to unlocking entrenched and unjust systems. The answer in each of these cases was a movement of ordinary people, led from within the church, thinking differently, defying and shifting cultural norms as well as calling on the powerful to change.

Practically speaking, Tearfund Action groups work collectively to lovingly shift power towards our global partners by:

  • Engaging and Mobilising their faith communities to respond to issues of extreme poverty and climate justice.
  • Lobbying decision-makers to enact policies which benefit those experiencing extreme poverty.
  • Encouraging others to make lifestyle commitments and take individual actions which benefit those experiencing extreme poverty.