30th August 2021

Justice and Advocacy Week – Global Poverty

Poverty denies choices and opportunities to those experiencing its injustice. Poverty keeps people from God’s best and His desire for them to flourish. It takes away from those made in God’s image and denies them agency, dignity and rights that God always intended for them. This section explores global poverty, why it should matter to us, and what we can do about it. Remember, we become more like Jesus when we join Him in working toward a fair world for all people, regardless of economic, cultural or social status, when we reflect His justice and grace to all.

 

Download Video

Download Global Poverty Devotion

Take Action

You can respond immediately to the injustice of Global Poverty:

  • Sponsor a child through Baptist World Aid Australia, or
  • Take the My Shopping Type Quiz below to find out how your consumption is impacting Global Poverty, or
  • Check out Resources on this page where you’ll find a link to Baptist World Aid Australia or contact Paul at paul.manning@baptistworldaid.org.au

Useful Resources

Sponsoring A Child through Baptist World Aid
My Shopping Type Quiz
Ethical Consumer Report
Ethical Fashion Guide
What Is Poverty?
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) App

Additional Reading

https://quarterly.gospelinlife.com/a-biblical-critique-of-secular-justice-and-critical-theory/

https://quarterly.gospelinlife.com/justice-in-the-bible/

https://assets.tear.org.au/files/TEAR_Renew-Our-World_Future-Of-Food-Report.pdf

Myers, Bryant L. Walking With The Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development Rev. ed. (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2011)

Thacker, Justin. Global Poverty A Theological Guide (London: SCM Press, 2017)

Justice and Advocacy Topics Page

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