Common Grace held an Election Prayer Vigil on Wednesday May 4 at 7:30pm AEST. We gathered together in prayer, asking God to guide us with wisdom, give us courage to act and help us follow Jesus’ call to love our neighbours as we engage and vote in the 2022 Election. You can view the recording of this prayer vigil by Registering Here.
Read a 'Prayer to love our neighbours this election' written by Leonnie Wickenden from Love Makes A Way, for the Common Grace 2022 election prayer vigil.
Ask your candidates questions
Do you know your candidates beyond their party lines? We've developed key questions to help you engage with Candidates whether in personal conversations, at forums, or through a letter or email. More information can be found here.
Take action on Social Media
As someone passionate about Jesus and justice, we invite you this election to join in prayer, action and speaking out to be part of the conversation. Use your social media feed to show you will be voting for #Generosity and #Justice this election. Explore our social media resources designed to help you encourage others to consider how they will be voting this election here.
Knit for Climate Action
In the lead up to our next election we would love to invite you to keep knitting. The call for urgent action on climate change will be one of the biggest issues of this election and we want to be ready to gift our newly elected Federal MPs and Senators a Knit for Climate Action scarf to encourage them to take strong, ambitious, urgent action on climate change. More information can be found here
Australian Conservation Foundation - Together We Can Climate Solutions Panel
Watch a livestream of the Together We Can Climate Solutions Panel discussion on Friday 6 May at 6pm AEST (that's 5.30pm in SA and NT, and 4pm in WA). This deep dive discussion on climate solutions will be MC'd by Joe Hildebrand. Watch and find out more information here.
Tearfund Prayer Vigil
Tuesday 10 May, 7:30pm AEST. Register and find more information at Eventbrite
ARRCC climate banners
This election, Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) are calling for places of worship and other faith institutions all around the country to put up banners calling for bold climate action. This will send a strong message at this crucial moment that communities of faith everywhere care deeply about the climate crisis and are prepared to act. To learn more https://www.arrcc.org.au/banners
Student Strike for Climate Action
Take action by supporting School Strike for Climate events, including rallies and sit-ins during the election season, as students from across Australia call for government action on climate disruption.
In October 2021 the UnitingEarth NSW/ACT hosted a webinar “Why the Uniting Church support the Student Strike 4 Climate movement?” Watch excerpts of the evening here, including Michael Parker, Headmaster of Newington College