5 minutes with… Cephas Issa

Cephas Issa is currently located in the Uniting Church Centre, working as an intern for UWA’s McCusker Centre for Citizenship.

What are you studying?

I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science and International Relations, and am also on a direct pathway into Law.

Where would you like this course to take you?

I’d love to be able to use my passion for political science and law to work in an environment where I can tackle real world policy and legal problems and help make our community a better place.

What is the project you’re working on with the Uniting Church WA?

I’ve been tasked with a community engagement project that will help to clarify the difference and distinction between charity, emergency relief and social justice.

What are you hoping to achieve with this project?

I hope to be able to create a community education document that will be used by schools, congregations and the broader community to better understand the Uniting Church’s role in promoting justice in our community.

Tell us something interesting that you’ve learned while working on the project.

One thing I’ve learnt is how much Uniting WA and the Uniting Church WA actually does! From providing shelter to so many vulnerable members of our community in the Tranby Centre to co-ordinating the annual ‘Justice for Refugees’ on Palm Sunday. It is has been a great pleasure learning about how Uniting WA and the Uniting Church WA is working towards helping those who need it most.

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