The Queensland Community Alliance (QCA) is an alliance of local churches, unions, not-for-profits, ethnic associations and other community groups, who are working together to build relationships and work towards the common good. The QCA is based upon an idea of active citizenship, a belief in our ability to solve problems together and the power of non-partisan, collective power.
Alongside the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane and the Uniting Church Queensland Synod, the Anglican Church Southern Queensland has been involved with the Queensland Community Alliance since its inception. In particular, the Anglican Parish of Logan has actively contributed towards a collective effort in Logan, which has had some incredible success in getting government commitment for three new community maternity hubs, and massive new investment in public transport, which will help build the health and wellbeing of the whole Logan community.
You can find out more about the Logan Parish’s Queensland Community Alliance involvement by watching this video.
A ‘Foundations of Community Organising’ workshop will be held on Friday 13 September (6 pm to 9 pm), Saturday 14 September (8.30 am to 5.30 pm) and Sunday 15 September (1 pm to 5 pm) at 60 Bayliss St Auchenflower, Brisbane. The training will be hosted by the Uniting Church Queensland Synod, and is supported by the Social Responsibilities Committee of the ACSQ.
This time, training will be tailored to those of us in the churches, as it will incorporate a session of theological learning and reflection, that ties together our faith tradition and community engagement.
There is no cost for ACSQ organisation members to attend, as the ACSQ is a partner organisation of the Alliance (although a small donation for lunch is requested).
This is a wonderful opportunity for learning and development that is open to anyone in the church. You can sign up for the training here.
Or if you want to find out more about it and how to get involved, contact Jen Basham from the ACSQ Justice Unit via email or phone on 0402 965 204.Jump to next article