A Distinctly Christian Activism: Lessons from Love Makes a Way

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Over the past decade, one of the most distinctive activist groups in Australia has been Love Makes a Way. This paper seeks to discern what can be learned from this movement. It does so by tracing a brief history, identifying some of its key successes, achievements, and failures, and analysing its strategic and theological dimensions. I will show that Love Makes a Way’s successes came about because it was well-planned, intentional, and creative, utilising the frameworks of previous movements and social change theorists. Further, its radical Christian ethos and messaging proved to be surprisingly fruitful in the Australian context, a model that could be emulated by future activist campaigns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9–23
Number of pages15
JournalUniting Church Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023


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