Faith in action
This NAIDOC Week, we urge the Commonwealth Government and each member of Federal Parliament to take action towards Truth, Treaties and Voice. Sign the petition to show your support!Sign the petition
We’ve recently passed our ‘6 month milestone’ since the launch of Common Grace – hooray! – and so we are taking a moment to celebrate all that God has done so far, and to prayerfully strategise moving forward.
In just 6 months, we have had the opportunity to play our part in significant ways like:
And we are just getting started in this important work of seeing Christians become a real force for justice in Australia.
We have much to celebrate and thank God for, but more than anything, we want to celebrate YOU!
We want to thank you for standing with us in these early days and sharing our vision of a diverse community of Christians who come from right across the breadth of the church, all passionate about Jesus and justice. You have shown us that there is strength in unity, as we have all determined to focus on that which we have in common (even though there are many differences between us) for the common good of our world. #UnityIsBeautiful!
And to celebrate YOU, we’ve created a new section on our website where we can see and hear from you… and we’re pretty excited about seeing all of your faces! It will only take a couple of minutes of your time, so add your story to paint the real picture of Common Grace - Jesus' people from churches across the country standing together - www.commongrace.org.au/ourstories.
We’re also asking for your help as we look towards the future. To put it bluntly: we want to know what you think. We’ve created a painless, fast survey and we’d be really grateful if you could give us just a few minutes of your time to give us your insights so that we can learn more about you, and go forward and get better. Please tell us what you think here!
1. Add your voice to the story of Common Grace here
2. Take our survey and let us know more about you and what you want to see Common Grace go in the months and years ahead
Rosie Clare Shorter reflects on Rebecca Huntley’s new book 'How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference', encouraging us to turn our concern and anxiety about climate change into action.
Sculptor Keith Chidzey reflects on how the simple act of knitting a scarf (and building the world’s longest knitting needles) helps speak to the heart and scale of action needed to tackle climate change.
Gomeroi woman Bianca Manning reflects on the many stories the climate scarf tells, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the need for these stories and voices to inform and lead our calls for climate justice.
Sue Pyke shares the story of three generations working together to knit their climate stripe scarf - a journey of patience, persistence and purpose that weaves together their concern for the future and hopes for climate action.