“He defended the cause of the poor and needy…is that not what it means to know me? Declares the Lord” – Jeremiah 22:16
As followers of Christ, we are called to tackle the injustices that hold people in poverty and deny them freedom; to speak up for the poor, the oppressed and the marginalised.
Our Catalyst program resources and empowers church and community groups to take up this call. Catalyst groups come together to learn about, pray about, and act on global justice issues. They mobilise their communities and advocate to consumers, corporations and the Government to change their behaviour and policies from ones that ignore or exploit people living in poverty, to those that protect and empower.
The Catalyst program is a simple, structured and effective program that your church or community can use to make the pursuit of justice part of its ministry.
With more than 50 groups across the country speaking up together, our ability to create change and transform the lives of people suffering from injustice is remarkable. Working with Stop the Traffik and Micah Challenge, we have seen aid levels lifted, anti-slavery legislation implemented and companies dramatically change their supply chain practices. This has led to the transformation of communities around the world and literally hundreds of thousands of lives changed.
To sign up to the Catalyst program, click the ‘register a group’ button on the right hand side of this page. Once registered, we will provide everything you need to start advocating to your politicians, within your churches and to companies. Some of these resources - including bible studies, a step-by-step guide to meeting your Member of Parliament, and fact sheets - are available to download below.
Briefing Sheet - Aid
Guide to Meeting your MP