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Surfing the state for stories of justice

The result of years of work, Making Waves: Dreaming Justice Today has been released as three publications: the Making Waves book, a companion study guide and resources for worship.

From Warwick to Thursday Island the book contains fifteen stories from every region in the state about ways people are involved in social justice.

There are stories from an inner city mission food van and a women’s shelter in an indigenous community, a mining town congregation standing in solidarity with citrus farmers and a small group of volunteers seeking a radical approach to prison ministry.

The stories tell of God’s call to justice lived out in everyday situations, together with thoughtful and provocative reflections on the history and theology of social justice.

The study guide complements the book and includes biblical reflections from members of the Uniting Church.  The resources for worship include prayers, songs, children’s stories and sermon ideas to help local congregations think about how they can participate in social justice.

The resources for worship are available on the social responsibility website now: www.socialissues.ucaweb.com.au. Books ($7.50) and study guides ($4) are available ($10 for both) through Vision Books at Broadwater Road Uniting Church, 481 Broadwater Road, open 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday or contact the office of the Social Responsibility Advocate (07) 3377 9911, andrew.johnson@uccentre.ucaqld.com.au.