A Just Cause is a ministry of Australian Baptist Ministries. We provide tools that help churches get educated around justice issues, bring justice into their worship, mobilise into advocacy for justice, and connect with opportunities to serve those for whom they advocate.

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AREAS OF FOCUS

Refugees

Refugees

There are 20 million refugees in the world today and almost 2 million asylum seekers. They have fled violence, unfair imprisonment, severe discrimination, and death and they need a place of safety. Yet the international community, including Australia, is not providing the protection they need. We invite you and your church to join us in seeking justice for them.

Gambling Reform

Gambling Reform

Australians lose $21 billion a year in gambling. Poker machines account for more than half of this. Of the 600,000 people who regularly play poker machines, 15% (95,000) have a gambling addiction and lose $4.5 billion per year. We’ve joined the Alliance for Gambling Reform and are inviting churches to spend time in 2016 calling for reforms to the gaming industry to be enacted.

First Nations

First Nations

The arrival of Europeans to Australia created massive pain, disruption and dislocation for Australia’s indigenous population. To this day we are still working through the consequences. A Just Cause is encouraging churches to get involved with Australians Together, a movement designed to build healthy, respectful relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

Environment

Environment

Our “Care for Creation” campaign helps churches build their theology of creation care, provides them with an opportunity to participate in a group buy solar panel program to put solar on their church roof, provides tools to bring creation care into prayer and worship and opportunities to advocate for improvements in government policy.

LATEST RESOURCES & ACTIONS

Send a Message to the PM

Send a Message to the PM

Get your church to sign onto our letter to the Prime Minister asking for a summit on Manus, Nauru & asylum seekers GO TO RESOURCE


Host a Screening of Chasing Asylum

Host a Screening of Chasing Asylum

Chasing Asylum is a 96 minute feature documentary by Academy award-winning director Eva Orner. It exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores… GO TO RESOURCE


Send a Message on Gambling

Send a Message on Gambling

Nick Xenophon and Andrew Wilkie have signalled their intention to negotiate with the Prime Minister on reform to gambling laws. We encourage you to send an email to your local member asking him/her to support the changes. GO TO RESOURCE


Churches Solar Panel Program

Churches Solar Panel Program

A Just Cause and Baptcare are partnering to offer churches across Australia the opportunity to power their facilities with solar energy. We are promoting a group buy initiative which makes it easy for churches to go solar – a great act of environmental stewardship, financial stewardship and witness. GO TO RESOURCE


Earth Friendly Churches Audit Tool

Earth Friendly Churches Audit Tool

There are many simple things your church can do to operate in an environmentally friendly way. UK based GREEN Christian have released a terrific audit tool you can use. GO TO RESOURCE


Pokies Play You Action Guide

Pokies Play You Action Guide

52% of gambling revenue in Australia is derived from poker machines and 40-60% of poker machine revenue is derived from people for whom gambling is creating significant harm. Use our action kit to join with churches, councils, academics, and other community groups across Australia to call for reform of the poker machine industry. GO TO RESOURCE