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Churches and other faith groups were enthusiastic supporters of the Jubilee 2000 Drop the Debt campaign and the very name of our organisation derives from the Old Testament. Below you will find resources so you may incorporate our message into your worship.

THE JUBILEE PRINCIPLE

Jubilee Australia is inspired by the ancient biblical Jubilee idea of tackling greed and inequity, and building a just global economy, for the sake of the world’s poorest communities.

Based on Old Testament scripture, the ancient Hebrew traditions of Sabbath rest and Jubilee renewal required that those enslaved as a result of debt be freed, lands lost because of debt be returned and communities torn by inequality be restored.

JUBILEE SUNDAY

Each year, on the third Sunday in May, people across Australia unite in heart, mind and spirit to recall and be re-inspired by the ancient Old Testament principle of 'Jubilee'.

As a congregation, a social justice group, a school group, a family or even as an individual, Jubilee Sunday is an opportunity to set aside time to reflect on our role in growing a fair, equitable and compassionate society.

Jubilee Sunday 2017

On Jubilee Sunday, May 21st, churches across Australia pray for a world made new where those struggling under the weight of poverty because of economic injustice will be able to live in dignity and peace. It is an opportunity to set aside time to reflect on our role in building a fair, compassionate and environmentally sustainable society.

The attached resource from Jubilee Australia contains reflection, worship, education and action ideas for you to incorporate into your existing liturgy as well as community publications. You and your community are invited to participate in Jubilee Sunday on May 21st or at a time more convenient to you.

The Australia Institute