“Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do.” John 14:12
Jubilee Sunday is when churches across Australia pray for a world made new where those struggling under the weight of poverty, because of economic injustice, will be able to live in dignity and peace.
Jesus invoked the Jubilee Principle in Matthew’s Gospel: “Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive those who have debts against us.” Matt 6:12.
Download Jubilee Australia’s
Jubilee Sunday Liturgy Resource (pdf).
HOW DO WE APPLY THE JUBILEE PRINCIPLE IN TODAY’S WORLD OF GLOBAL FINANCE?
Living the Jubilee Principle today means understanding that poverty is not simply about lack of money, and that charity alone will not bring it to an end. Our approach to helping the poor must have two facets: a focus on the actual conditions of those in poverty, and a corresponding focus on the systems, laws and policies that make and keep people poor.
Mining giant, Rio Tinto is seeking to re-open the Panguna mine in Bougainville which was the cause of a disastrous civil war. Jubilee Australia’s #NotOnMyWatch campaign seeks to put the people of Bougainville at the negotiating table in two ways so that they can determine their own future. The campaign seeks to:
1. Develop a report that will document how Bougainvilleans, living near the Panguna mine, feel about the possible reopening of the mine.
2. Co-ordinate an Australian tour (by representatives from Bougainville).
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THIS WORK?
1. Join Jubilee Australia’s #NotOnMyWatch campaign list and keep updated!
2. Jubilee Australia needs your financial support:
Give online: jubileeaustralia.org/page/donate or call Jubilee Australia’s office
on (02) 8259 0817.