For many years now, TEAR has been at the forefront of calling for change to the systems and policies that degrade the earth and entrap people in cycles of extreme poverty and inequality. Our passion for good development has always been coupled with a desire to inspire Christians in Australia to embrace a biblically shaped response to poverty and injustice.
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.
TEAR organisers, work to lovingly shift power towards our global partners by –
- Engaging and Mobilising their faith communities to respond to issues of injustice
- 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.
As a Community Organiser you’ll learn:
- How to have conversations that shift attitudes and beliefs
- The art of good storytelling and the power of your own story to engage others about issues of justice
- How to use your voice to advocate for change
- How to gather others and take-action on TEAR campaigns
As a Community Organiser you’ll have access to:
- Faith-based community organising training
- Ongoing coaching and support
- Connection with others in the TEAR movement
- Access to discipleship resources
- Exclusive access to Justice Conference content as well as other local gatherings and events.
What you are committing to:
- Actively participating in TEAR campaigns and initiatives and encouraging others to get involved.
- To abide by TEAR’s volunteer code of conduct and safeguarding children policy and practices.