do justice, love kindness, walk humbly with God
Micah Challenge is a global challenge of Christians speaking out against poverty and injustice. Join with churches, groups, Christian aid agencies and individuals to encourage our leaders to halve global poverty by 2015. God wants us to act in response to injustice
So far, 111 023 Australians have signed the Micah Call. In June 2010 at the Micah Challenge National Gathering in Canberra, a giant scroll representing these signatures will be presented to the Prime Minister and Opposition leader (their attendance has not been confirmed yet) as a show of commitment to halve poverty and fight injustice. The theme of the Gathering is Voice for Justice 2010, and comes at a very poignant time being election year. I am a member of Micah Challenge’s Panel of Reference and I fully support The Micah Call:
The Micah Call:
This is a moment in history of unique potential, when the stated intentions of world leaders echo something of the mind of the Biblical prophets and the teachings of Jesus concerning the poor, and when we have the means to dramatically reduce poverty.
We commit ourselves, as followers of Jesus, to work together for the holistic transformation of our communities, to pursue justice, be passionate about kindness and to walk humbly with God.
We call on international and national decision-makers of both rich and poor nations, to fulfil their public promise to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and so halve absolute global poverty by 2015.
We call on Christians everywhere to be agents of hope for and with the poor, and to work with others to hold our national and global leaders accountable in securing a more just and merciful world.
How can you become involved?
- Sign the Micah Call
- Register for the National Gathering in Canberra (19-22 June)
- Write to your local electorate member
- Pray that the politicians will hear and will take action
- Pray for change