About us

We believe in the power of people together.

We value the inherent dignity of all people and are committed to working toward a just and peaceful world. We believe liberation from injustice and oppression is central to the Christian faith. Social Justice is practiced in all parts of the church’s life.

Our Justice and International Mission (JIM) cluster works with congregations and social justice networks to shift and shape public policy towards a fair and just world. It provides regular opportunities for you to be an active voice for justice in the wider community.

The Synod Justice team conduct campaigns through JustAct, our website and bi-monthly magazine. We also publish a bi-weekly e-newsletter (JustUpdate) keeping you up to date with what is happening in the social justice sphere.

Justice Campaigns

We offer social justice campaign activities for people interested in taking action on issues.

Presentations

We can offer presentations to your church or group on social justice issues, please contact us for more details. 

Our Theory of Change

We have combined campaigning and community organising to build upon our relationships with communities and have a stronger voice for change. 

We take a different approach

we fight for vulnerable people and structural change

Our Team

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Mark Zirnsak, Senior Social Justice Advocate

Mark joined JIM in 1999 and became its director in 2004. In 2019, Mark became the Senior Social Justice Advocate. Mark is a active in seeking social justice in the areas of climate change, refugees, modern slavery, regulation of the online world, family violence, tax reform, poverty, and alcohol reform. Mark is a member of a number of advisory bodies to the Commonwealth and Victorian governments in these areas. Mark has a PhD in chemical engineering.

 

Contact:
mark.zirnsak@victas.uca.org.au​
Phone: (03) 9340 8807
Mobile: 0409 166 915

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Tim Molineux, Social Justice Officer

Originally from Port Augusta, Tim spent four years with the South Australian Presbytery and Synod, where he had a variety of roles including social justice and international partnerships, and administration within the Synod secretariat. He has completed a Bachelors degree in Media, and an honours thesis focusing on hearing Indigenous voices within policy formation. He has a background in community development through the arts, radio broadcasting, and was treasurer of the Asbestos Disease Society of South Australia prior moving to Melbourne in 2019.

 

Contact:
timothy.molineux@victas.uca.org.au
Phone: (03) 9340 8868
Mobile: 0428 930 719