Our vision is to see women in contexts of poverty and exclusion flourish in their image-bearing of God
As a Christian women’s foundation, ADM provides impact funding, capacity building and networking support to aligned partners in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the Pacific.
Why we ‘do’ Mercy & Justice
Since 1891 ADM has served in mercy and justice ministries to bring God’s love holistically to people in need.
Mercy and justice are at the core of God’s character, and at the core of ADM’s expression of God’s love in the world. Through our Mercy & Justice Ministries we aim to:
Meet vulnerable women in their place of need and provide economic, social and spiritual support to rise up from this place
Seek to address the systems that cause the diminishment of women
Enable Christian women to do good works with a sustainable impact
Point women to God as the ultimate source of mercy and justice
We have a great God who is reconciling the world to himself through Christ’s death and resurrection. He has demonstrated his love through Christ at the cross and continues to reveal his love as the gospel is proclaimed and Christians serve and love others.
We trust in Jesus’ work which frees us to serve God in His mission. We seek to address the consequences of sin in diminishing women’s image-bearing of God. We seek to be agents of God in the world to act for mercy and justice.
Mercy & Justice News
My story – By Miriam Numamurdird
Miriam Numamurdird is the first local Christian leader in the Northern Territory to participate in a unique pilot program. An ADM Mercy & Justice Grant is providing Miriam with a two-year paid traineeship in Bible translation & leadership development. She is working in partnership with Rev. Kate Beer, CMS Ministry Development Officer for the Diocese. Hear Miriam’s story…
Australia: The Good Neighbour? ADM and Micah Foundation Co-Host Panel Discussion on Foreign Policy
In a time of global suffering and political unrest, how can Australia best serve its global neighbours? As the nation approaches a federal election, how can Christians think biblically about engagement in politics?
Bringing Church (Questions) to Canberra
ADM’s CEO, Dr Kate Harrison Brennan, reflects on public justice, moral leadership, and the need for caring communities, after a historic visit to Canberra as part of a Micah Australia delegation of female Christian leaders that included leaders representing a range of Christian communities, from Hillsong Church to the Salvation Army and others.
Helping churches support refugees
In early 2017, ADM was privileged to award over $50,000 in small grants to eight churches in the greater-Sydney region for ministries to welcome and support arriving Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Now, reports have come back from some of the churches and we share a selection of their encouraging stories…
William Cooper: a Yorta Yorta Christian and his Bible
“…Yorta Yorta man William Cooper grew up in a world shaped by these realities, and spent decades of his adult life challenging its injustice.” In this extract from 2017 ADM Senior Research Fellow, Meredith Lake’s book, ‘The Bible in Australia: A cultural history’, we hear about the life and work of William Cooper: a Yorta Yorta man, a Christian, and a man who fought injustice and was central to the founding of NAIDOC week…
Because of Her, We Can!
Larissa Minniecon is on the frontline of a new pilot project by AEF and ADM that is bringing hope and healing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and communities. We are sharing this story as part of NAIDOC week. This year, the theme of NAIDOC Week is 'Because of her, we can!' and so we wanted to celebrate the work of Larissa and the other women involved in 'Our Story'…
How could you use $25,000 for the Kingdom?
Applications are now open for ADM’s 2018 Annual Funding Event. Are you a Christian woman with an idea, initiative or project that needs funding? How could up to $25,000 help you to use your God-given gifts for the good of the world? Now in its third year, ADM’s Annual Funding Event provides an opportunity for entrepreneurial Christian women to bring their ideas and initiatives before a panel and pitch for funding…
ADM celebrates successful completion of refugee grant programs
In early 2017, ADM was privileged to award over $50,000 in small grants to eight churches across greater Sydney and Wollongong, for ministries of welcome and support to arriving Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Here's the latest update on these grants…