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Groundswell is a resource designed to help you explore how your faith can shape your response to big social issues. Our hope and prayer is that a growing number of Christ-followers begin to individually and collectively live out justice – creating a groundswell of positive change in our society.

Recent Posts

Volunteerism: it’s all of our business


I came across a great story the other day on social media. Someone had snapped a picture of the text with no attribution. It goes like so, “This is a... read more



A mandated team in each and every Common Ground congregation, who are there to make Social Justice a priority and connect you! I’m not even joking- these people are not... read more

Why Christians need to stand in the gap


I joined the Common Good team early in 2018 and when I joined this team we spent some time on a resource that was developed for leaders in our community- something... read more

Mandela Day 2018


The Zanokhanyo Network  67 Hundred slices of bread – that’s 3,350 sandwiches that were donated to the community of Langa. For Mandela Day, The Zanokhanyo Network hosted a sandwich... read more

Jesus and His First Thousand Days


Tucked away in the account of the nativity, we find profound truth about Jesus’ life. Yes, there were shepherds, and Magi, and traveling to Bethlehem. But the central event... read more

Challenging the Redefinition of Generosity and the Stewardship of Water


What if the water crisis is merely just an opportunity for our city to find a new awakened dependence in God? A dependence that causes our very nature to... read more

Fill the Gap | A Bosch PM SJM Event on Water


The Social Justice Ministry Team from Bosch PM hosted an insights evening type event on the 25th of February to facilitate conversations around the current water crisis our city... read more

Don’t Touch Me on My Privilege


Cape Town in 2018 will be known as the year that ‘Day Zero’ went from a threat to an imminent reality. People were shocked into making changes to their... read more

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!

Amos 5:25