An alliance of Queensland Civil Society

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We are an alliance of churches, mosques and other faith groups coming together with charities, unions, community organisations and ethnic associations to work together for the common good.

This alliance is founded on the personal relations we will build across organisations in our local area. We are identifying and training people to become leaders in community organising, and will decide our priorities for action together, through a process of listening to stories of pressures that our members face and witness.

Our alliance draws on the community organising tradition of the United States, and is linked with the Sydney Alliance. The core elements of our alliance will be:

  • Non-partisan. Holding politicians of all parties to their responsibility to serve the community.

  • Adhering to the rule never to do for other what they can do for themselves.

    We will work in partnership to together solve the problems we face.

  • A commitment to listening to the voice of the excluded and partnership with the most vulnerable in our community.

  • Self-funding—this alliance will be funded out of the dues of member organisations, contributing according to their size and capacity.

  • Working only on issues that make our alliance stronger. This alliance will not work on issues which bring core values of our partners into tension. Instead, we seek to address the tension that exists between our shared values, and what we witness in the world.