Historic meeting

Colonel Julie Campbell, The Salvation Army’s national advocate for gender equity, joined women leaders from across the denominations of Australia’s churches and Christian organisations in a historic visit to Canberra last month.


In addition to advocating for policies of justice and care for the world’s poor, the cohort met with senior ministers and members of parliament from both political parties to thank them for their public service and to encourage them to lead Australia in continuing its commitment to creating a just world.


Micah Australia executive director Tim Costello facilitated the coalition group, not only to bring Christian women leaders together with a unified voice, but also to talk with politicians about women in leadership.


The delegation included representatives from The Salvation Army, Hillsong Church, Baptist Church, Citipointe Church, The Grainery, and Anglican Deaconess Ministries.


“It is timely to be standing with Christian women leaders here in Canberra and speaking with one voice about our commitment to justice and care for all Australians and those in the global community who call for our support,” said Colonel Campbell.


“This includes hearing and amplifying the voices of the children detained with their families on Nauru. The Salvation Army and Micah Australia stand together in encouraging our national leaders to act with decency and compassion towards all who reach out for help.”


Micah Australia is a coalition of churches and Christian organisations, including The Salvation Army, raising a powerful voice for justice and a world free from poverty.

 

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Vol. 138, No. 46 // 16 November 2019

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