Micah Challenge will be hosting Voices For Justice in June, a conference aimed at bringing the agenda of the poorest and most vulnerable in the world before our nation's political leaders.

The event will be held from 21st-24th June in Canberra and we encourage you to attend.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Rev Dr Joel Edwards - originally from the Caribbean, and now based in the UK, Joel is the International Director of Micah Challenge and has been involved in Micah Challenge since it started in 2000. Joel is a regular commentator on issues of faith in public life for the BBC and is an advisor to the Tony Blair Faith Foundation

  • Dereje Alemayehu - originally from Ethiopia, Dereje now coordinates the work of Christian Aid in East Africa, and chairs both the Global Alliance for Tax Justice and the Tax Justice Network Africa

There are some important events in the coming months giving Australia an opportunity to play a role in ending world poverty. In September, the UN Summit will determine a new set of goals to tackle global poverty (replacing the MDGs), and in November Australia will host a forum of the world's economic leaders (the G20) in Brisbane.

Early bird registration for Voices For Justice close on 14th April.

For more information and to register, please visit the Voices For Justice website here