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Catalyst Launch 2020

Join us for the launch our Catalyst program for 2020 as we explore what change at every level really means.
Catalyst launches are happening around the country throughout February and March. If you are part of a social justice group at your church, or simply interested in how you and your church can join with Baptist World Aid in advocating on issues of poverty and exploitation in 2020, then this event is perfect for you!

At the Baptist World Aid Catalyst Launch, you’ll be inspired and equipped to take powerful and meaningful action to tackle poverty and modern slavery around our world.

We’d love to see you there!

Find a launch near you, and register your interest.

2020 Launch Dates
NSW
  • 8 February at Narwee Baptist Church 10am – 12 noon
  • 15 February at Narara Valley Baptist Church 2pm – 4pm
  • Sydney North TBC
QLD
  • 17 February at Stafford Heights Baptist Church 6pm – 8pm
SA
  • 10 February at Parkside Baptist Church 6pm – 8pm
TAS
  • 29 February in Launceston venue TBC
  • 1 March in Devonport venue TBC
VIC
  • 11 February at NewHope Baptist Church 6pm – 8pm
WA
  • 26 February at Mount Hawthorn Baptist Church 6pm – 8pm

For more information, contact our Advocacy coordinators at [email protected].

Be Vocal
“He defended the cause of the poor and needy…is that not what it means to know me? Declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 22:16)

The Catalyst program will equip you and your church to seek the kind of world God longs for – a world free from poverty.

Catalyst groups meet regularly to learn and pray about issues of global justice. But, importantly, Catalyst groups also act.

Standing up with the oppressed and marginalised is an essential part of a life lived for Christ.

Whether they’re mobilising their church communities to be effective advocates or lobbying our nation’s leaders about issues that affect global poverty, our Catalyst groups are constantly finding new and creative ways to speak for justice.

With the help of our Coalition Partners (Micah Australia and Be Slavery Free (formerly Stop the Traffik), Campaign for Australian Aid and A Just Cause), our Catalyst program has seen billions more given in aid, the implementation of legislation to tackle slavery and fight multinational tax dodging, and dramatic changes in the supply chain practices of major brands.

As the number of active Catalyst groups around Australia grows, so too does the power of our voice. Please join us and help to transform the lives of people living in poverty as we fight for justice.

Key Resources
Catalyst Intro Pack
Everything you need to know about our Catalyst Program
How to meet with your MP
Be Vocal, exercise your democratic rights and advocate justice
Catalyst Campaigns
Find out what we're fighting for in 2019
I am involved in Catalyst and Christian advocacy because we live in a world that easily forgets the extreme poor beyond our borders. Who will speak for them? Surely God's people must! There are so many lives that are at stake. I know we have the power to shape outcomes though. I have seen it.

John Piovesan, Grange Baptist Church

Baptist World Aid, through the Catalyst programme, provides guidance and resources enabling us to act and advocate for change – to bring the love of Jesus into those situations. Our church community has enthusiastically embraced the Catalyst message!

Max Wishaw, Mt Pleasant Baptist (Western Australia)

I love Catalyst because it equips me with what I need to speak up about issues I’m passionate about. It has helped my church live out God’s call to be people of justice.

Sarita Hales, Carlingford Baptist Church

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Find a church Catalyst group near you