We are a grassroots movement motivated by faith, together making truth public.
In Australia as well as across the western world, truth in the public square is being attacked and suppressed. The greatest stronghold of truth - Classical Christianity - is being pathologised and blamed for significant harms.
"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people."
– Proverbs 14:34
To this end, Christian institutions are being undermined. Churches are being pressured by new moral and legal norms. Individuals who speak or live consistent with truth are made a prey.
To stand for truth in public as a relentless, unquieted, and effective voice, is a leadership role that is desperately needed. It requires divinely inspired courage, wisdom, and endurance.
But the courage of one inspires the courage of others. And the truth, whenever it is spoken, will yield fruit.
Silence is not an option.
"Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede…"
– Isaiah 59:14-16a
Isaiah 59 records God’s displeasure at the paradigm in Israel which so closely mirrors the concerns articulated in Australia. In particular, the Lord marvelled that “there was no one to intercede.”
ACL seeks to ensure that such a statement cannot be made of modern Australia. To intercede for the cause of truth, righteousness, and justice in the public squares is our burden and our core business. This includes interceding for the cause of those who are made a prey.
Through being a politically effective voice, ACL helps to see Christian principles and ethics accepted and influencing the way we are governed, do business and relate to each other as a society.
Over 220,000 individuals share ACL's vision to be a voice for God's truth in the public squares. Together, we are seeking to bring a Christian influence to politics. We want to see Christian principles and ethics accepted and influencing the way we are governed, do business and relate as a society. We want Australia to become a more just and compassionate nation.
ACL is non-party partisan, non-denominational.