We offer social justice campaign activities for people interested in taking action on issues.
We offer community organising training for congregations and other groups that are happy to work with congregations, contact us for more details.
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.
Mark Zirnsak, Senior Social Justice Advocate
Mark joined the department in 1999 and became its director in 2004. He is a member of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council, the Victorian Alcohol Policy Coalition and Chair of the Victorian Inter-Church Gambling Taskforce. Mark is also a member of the Secretariat for the Tax Justice Network in Australia and is actively involved in anti-corruption movements, such as Publish What You Pay Australia and Transparency International Australia.
Phone: (03) 9340 8807
Mobile: 0409 166 915
Denisse Sandoval, Social Justice Advocate
Born in Santiago, Chile, Denisse grew up in New York, where she completed a degree in Development Sociology from Cornell University. She arrived in Australia 2012 and completed a Master’s degree in International Development from RMIT University while working with Youth Development Australia’s social enterprise project, YouthWorx, a training and employment program for homeless youth. Denisse’s capabilities range from grassroots campaigning to coalition building. She now lives in Melbourne and identifies herself as an immigrant twice removed.
Phone: (03) 9340 8812
Mobile: 0428 199 653
Tim Molineux, Social Justice Officer
Tim spent several years with the Uniting Church in South Australia's Presbytery and Synod where he had a variety of roles in social justice, international mission, covenanting and administration. He holds a Bachelors degree in Media, and his honours thesis had a focus on hearing Indigenous voices within policy formation. Tim's focus is working to supports the overall work of the JIM Cluster.
Phone: (03) 9340 8868
Mobile: 0428 930 719