Social Justice is a concept of fair and just relations between peoples, in terms of distribution of opportunity and social privilege.
“Learn to do good: seek justice, correct oppression, bring justice to the fatherless, and plead the widow’s cause,” writes Isaiah 1, v17.
Do Justice aims to publicise issues of injustice. We try to actively overcome injustices affecting vulnerable people. We do this by encouraging parishioners to write to politicians, to sign petitions, to contribute to food collections and to participate in the Palm Sunday march.
Vulnerable people who have been helped include asylum seekers, people with disabilities, indigenous people, the LGBTQ, people in prison and children in care.
We have been responsible for church groups at meetings acknowledging the Wurundjeri peoples as original owners of the land on which St. Margaret’s was founded.
We have held a webinar on the life of the Wurundjeri peoples in the Yarra Regions before the coming of the Europeans. This was to inform and enlighten all those who participate in working towards greater Reconciliation.
Meetings are held monthly. Further contact details can be made through the Office.