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.
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
advocacy and outreach.
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.
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
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’.
The latest edition of ‘Do Justice’ can be found here.
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.