As the national mission agency of the Anglican Church of Australia,
ABM is committed to advocating for justice, with the ultimate goal of eliminating poverty in all its forms.
We desire to see people around the world flourishing in life: physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually. This passion stems from our 5 Marks of Missions, the mandate to stand together with our Partners in working for peace and justice, challenging violence and oppression whenever it arises.
The following ABM Advocacy Priorities arise from issues that matter to our Partners. We invite you to read through each of these areas, and join with us in utilizing the various opportunities to TAKE ACTION. You voice is powerful, and can make an incredible difference in changing this world for the better.
The Australian Anglican church is actively engaged with a range of social issues arising from local mission contexts. Follow the links below for more information:
Anglican Alliance (http://www.anglicanalliance.org/advocacy/)
The Anglican Alliance is a global Anglican organisation that connects Anglican Churches involved with development, advocacy and relief. They are particularly focused on climate justice, gender based violence, human trafficking, corruption and the rights of garment workers.
Anglican Church Public Affairs Commission (http://www.anglican.org.au/governance/commissions/pages/public_affairs.aspx)
The Public Affairs Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia calls attention to important areas of concern for public theology. They have released positions on respect for all, refugees and asylum, Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Native Title and heritage reform, responsibility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, care for the environment and other issues.
Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (http://www.acrt.com.au/)
The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce has been established to promote a shared Christian vision of compassion and hospitality for asylum seekers and refugees. Their campaigns include ‘No Business in Abuse’.
Brotherhood of St Laurence (http://www.bsl.org.au/advocacy/)
The Brotherhood of St Laurence is a community organisation that works across Australia to prevent and alleviate poverty. They actively campaign for youth employment, inclusive growth, social inclusion, financial inclusion, a fairer tax system, equity and climate change.
Australian Freedom Network (http://afn.org.au/)
The Australian Freedom Network exists to raise awareness about slavery in Australia among faith communities as well as to support and amplify existing anti-slavery work in Australia.