You’re invited to Give Us A Sign for peace in May

The Catholic, Anglican and Uniting Churches in the Hunter and Central Coast have joined together to promote the Give Us A Sign campaign for a second year. Give Us A Sign aims to highlight social justice issues, with last year’s campaign focusing on compassion for asylum seekers and this year’s seeking to promote peace. 

The campaign is encouraging churches, schools and organisations across Australia to display messages of peace on their public noticeboards throughout the month of May. Participants will be asked to take a photo of their sign and email it to so the signs can be shared on the campaign Facebook and Instagram pages. Suggested messages are available on the campaign website Individuals are also encouraged to create their own messages of peace and email them in for sharing online – creativity is welcomed!

Bishop Bill Wright is encouraging the diocesan community to get behind the campaign.

“'Peace be with you’. This was the routine greeting of the risen Christ to his disciples, marking his church as a community of peace and a promoter of peace. The 'Give Us A Sign' campaign is a contemporary expression of the ancient commission to work for peace among all peoples. I hope it will be widespread and effective,” Bishop Bill said.

Getting involved is easy! Churches, schools and individuals are encouraged to Give Us A Sign this May. Simply visit to learn more. Don’t forget to ‘like’ the Give Us A Sign Facebook page and ‘follow’ the Give Us A Sign Instagram page so that you can share in the campaign as it progresses. 

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Joanne Isaac

Joanne is a Communications Officer for the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and a regular columnist for Aurora Magazine.

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