Social Policy Connections draws on the rich resources of the Christian social traditions, and works to bring them into more creative engagement with contemporary challenges to human wellbeing.
SPC offers a forum in which to help develop a renewed vision of a more just Australia, and to invite into the public arena voices informed by Christian social values. Being an independent organisation, SPC can often advance its views on contested issues more freely and directly than church leaders themselves.
Many Australians find their sense of social responsibility affirmed and enhanced by the values of the Gospel, especially concern for the disadvantaged and distressed. The churches have long emphasised such social responsibility and genuine care for others. They have developed their social views in terms of human rights, social equity and equality of opportunity, and the fostering of societies that support the flourishing of all their people, but especially of those who are disadvantaged.
Social Justice eventThe imperative to strive for social justice expresses one of the core elements of Christian belief. The word ‘solidarity’ captures the sense of determination and commitment needed if we are to succeed in reshaping our world with greater peace and justice.
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