The fourth annual Micah Women Leaders Delegation was held in September. Anne Simpson, churches of Christ NSW & ACT Network Engagement Ministry leader, joined a group of 40 influential leaders from across the Australian Church in Canberra, to advocate for the Help Fight Famine Campaign.
Anne said, “I can think of no greater way we can express our solidarity than to speak up… for the plight of those in our world today who are daily facing the threat of starvation. We pray they [parliament] will be moved to act.”
Launched by Micah Australia this year, the Fight Famine Campaign is calling on the Australian Government to contribute $150 million to prevent famine in five at-risk countries - Somalia, Ethiopia, Yemen, South Sudan and Afghanistan.
More than 40 meetings with Members of Parliament expressed the concerns of churches and development agencies represented. “Conflict, COVID, climate shocks and the war in Ukraine have converged to create the perfect storm for an unprecedented crisis,” said Carly Smith, senior lobbyist for Micah Australia.
“It is an honour to be able to bring this voice to Parliament on behalf of our brothers and sisters around the world, and we believe it is a Biblical call to do so,” said Anne.
Micah Australia is a coalition of Christian international development agencies under the leadership of Rev. Tim Costello. It empowers Australian Christians to advocate for the most urgent global justice issues facing the world today
Global Mission Partners is a long-time partner of Micah Australia. Read more about the Help Fight Famine campaign at www.fightfamine.com.au