To enable churches to speak out and have a voice on the issues of child poverty and family violence, this booklet was commissioned by then-Moderator, the Rt Rev Andrew Norton. His commission came from not wanting to speak out on such issues unless churches up and down the country were all equipped to take action in their own neighbourhoods.
Social transformation is the theme of the resource. The booklet examines the nature of change and encourages us to take a look at ourselves as we seek to become effective change agents. Change starts with individuals choosing to do things differently; it looks at some of the common obstacles to change and offers tools to help in the process.
Justice and Action examines the complex causes and impacts of family violence and considers the unique role of the Church in bringing about change. You may wish to use this booklet in small group discussion, as a sermon resource, extracts parts for your bulletins, or in workshops, seminars and intentional conversations.