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The Anglican Church is committed to Reaching Out in Loving Service through the development of two Diocesan commissions. The commissions work to equip worshipping communities, schools and agencies with tools to explore topical social and environmental issues, from a Christian perspective. In all of our work, we aim to: Provide a Christian perspective and a theological basis for our approaches and actions. Seek guidance and empowerment through prayer. And where possible, work collaboratively and ecumenically with other church organisations and also with people of other faiths or none.
The Anglican Social Responsibilities Commission initiates and facilitates education which informs and supports social justice advocacy in the community, worshipping communities, schools and agencies. It develops and implements advocacy strategies targeting church, government, business and non-government sectors.
Our current focus is on: criminal justice, Aboriginal issues, poverty and refugees.
In all our work we aim to: Provide a Christian perspective and a theological basis for our approaches and actions; seek guidance and empowerment through prayer; and where possible, work collaboratively and ecumenically with other church organisations and also with people of other faiths or none.
The management committee or ‘commissioners’, are individuals engaged and experienced in a number of areas to do with social justice. They are agents of change whose passion is to extend social justice advocacy in our worshipping community.
The Anglican Social Responsibilities Commission was established as a Diocesan commission in 2009.
The Anglican EcoCare Commission strives to sustain the earth through initiatives that promote environmental responsibility in a range of diverse settings – from worshipping to school and local communities. They do this through education, advocacy and expressions of eco theology.
We are proud to belong to a Diocese that considers the environment as something integral to the life and mission of the Church, as well as central to our spirituality. We act in accordance with the Anglican EcoCare Statute (2006).
Our current policy priorities are sustainability, energy, water and pollution. We hold membership with the Ecumenical Social Justice Roundtable, the Council of Churches WA, and the WA Civil Society Climate Roundtable.
Our commissioners are committed Anglicans, lay and ordained who promote the responsible stewardship of our creation through theological action and reflection.
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