Social and Climate Justice

Being ‘socially just’ is an inherent part of being an Anglican Christian. Seeking social justice fits with the ‘living beyond ourselves’ dimension of Healthy Church Model we use to guide our work and life together as a diocese and at a local church level.
Several groups assist local ministry units and the diocese to be more socially just as part of being a healthy church. These groups initiate projects of their own, but also work together.
The Sustainability Fieldworker, appointed by the diocese, helps coordinate the collaborative projects of the various groups and liaises with sustainability champions in local churches.
Sustainability Fieldworker: Cathy Bi-Riley

Auckland Anglican Response to the Climate Crisis

In response to a motion from the 2019 Synod, the social justice and environmental groups collaborated to produce a diocesan framework for climate action based around four areas:
  • liturgy and worship
  • education
  • mitigation
  • advocacy and outreach.
Response to Climate Crisis Framework
Response to Climate Crisis Brochure
The AARCC collaboration group continues to meet regularly to work with the Sustainability Fieldworker to explore initiatives that engage ministry units and diocesan bodies in responding to the climate crisis.
Other resources
Green Church Enews – to sign up for this quarterly newsletter, please email the Sustainability Fieldworker.
Church Waste Reduction Guide
Ministry Unit Carbon Footprint Calculator
Personal Ideas for Climate Action
Written submission on Climate Change Risk Disclosure 27 May 2021
Oral submission on Climate Change Risk Disclosure 24 June 2021
Background information on Climate Change Risk Disclosure submissions

ADJust (Diocese of Auckland Young Anglicans for Social Justice)

Formed in May 2019, ADJust arose out of a desire for a fresh emphasis on engagement with social justice, led by the young people of the diocese. The group functions as a think tank as well as mobilisers and organisers of specific initiatives.
ADJust’s projects and activities can be found on their Facebook page: 
and YouTube channel.
If you are under the age of 40 and would be interested in contributing to the work of this group, please email

Social Justice Group

This group researches, communicates and advocates for social justice, encouraging debate and action on local, national and global issues. Their vision is that social justice encompasses the whole of life and by working together, we can all flourish. The group produces a monthly newsletter ‘Do Justice’.
Chair: Vicky Mee
The latest edition of ‘Do Justice’ can be found here.
July 2022
June 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
Response to Climate Change Commission January 2021 Proposals

Talking Cents

Talking Cents is an ecumenical group that has sought to promote an alternative to current economic and political thought, and to encourage debate within the church. The group has produced monthly articles on a topical theme from various contributors for the last 28 years but will not continue through 2021.
The latest editions of ‘Talking Cents’ can be found here.
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021