The Justice and Action study booklet

Equipping the community to take action on family violence and child poverty.


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.

View the Justice & Action resource


Up next

View all

Presbyterian Support Southland receives Age Friendly Fund grant

Enhancing Māori traditions and wellbeing in aged care residents is the aim of the Poi Rere project, thanks to an

PSNZ/FWNZ Annual Report 2022-23

Click here to read our 2022-23 Annual Report At A Glance: Enliven Services for older New Zealander’s and Whaikaha –

Blessed are the peacemakers

Today (25/10/23) it is 18 days since the Hamas and Israel war began with a terror attack by Hamas on