Kiama Baptist Church aims to be about more than preaching, praying and praising.
They are also for justice and for Australian Aid.
Kiama Baptist Church will be hosting an event to celebrate the work of Australia’s aid program in giving the world’s poorest people the foundation for a brighter future, as well as demonstrate that every day Australians stand for fairness, generosity and doing all we can to end extreme poverty throughout the world.
Guest speaker will be Gershon Nimbalker, advocacy manager at Baptist World Aid.
Nimbalker was one of the brains behind the Ethical Fashion Guide and the Ethical Electronics Guide, seeking to show best practice for living wages, labour rights, and prevention of slavery in these industries.
According to Kiama Baptist Church, Nimbalker will speak about how for many the church has become known for what it is against, rather than what it is for, but when the church shows that it is living a way of love and justice and this becomes what they are known for, they not only thrive, but change the world.
The event will include a short DVD presentation showing how much Australian aid does and how it has achieved great outcomes.
This event will be part of the national campaign for Australian Aid, which is a joint initiative of the Make Poverty History and Micah Australia coalitions (representing more than 50 organisations), and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
To conclude the event the church will be hosting a “What We’re For” sausage sizzle and a photo stunt.
The event will take place on Sunday, February 28 from 5pm to 7pm at Kiama Baptist Church, located at 1/3 Brown Street, Kiama.
All are welcome.