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Being an advocate

This Bible study can help us explore some of what the Bible teaches about advocacy – influencing the decisions, policies and practices of powerful decisionmakers in order to bring about change

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From: Reveal toolkit: Influencing decision-makers

Tools sharing good practice on influencing the decisions, policies and practices of powerful decision-makers in order to address underlying causes of poverty, bring justice and support good development

This Bible study is based on Nehemiah 1-2 and Exodus 2-5.

It makes the following key points:

  • We should take time to listen and observe the needs of others.
  • We should seek wisdom in when and how to speak out.
  • It is often essential to work with others for effective advocacy.

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