Assembly Circles of Interest Code of Conduct

Please note that when you request to join a Circle Facebook Group you will be asked to agree to this Code of Conduct, referred to on Facebook as Rules. You must agree to the Rules before you are admitted to the group. 

  1. UNDERSTAND WHY I AM HERE
    As a Member of the Assembly Circles of Interest, I understand I am participating in a national conversation of the Uniting Church in Australia in a specific area of mission and ministry. The intention is to share and learn together.
     
  2. STAY FOCUSED
    As a group member I will share and contribute to the conversation in ways that are relevant and meaningful to this area of work.
     
  3. APPLY ETHICS AND CONFIDENTIALITY
    I will apply the same values, ethics and confidentiality to Circle discussions as I would in other parts of my life and ministry. I will respect confidentiality of information shared when asked to do so.
     
  4. HONOUR DIVERSITY
    My contributions will be respectful of the diversity of cultures, languages, theological understandings and opinions across the UCA.
     
  5. BE POSITIVE
    I will contribute in a positive, constructive and open way and be respectful in the language and opinions I share. I will not vilify, threaten, intimidate, abuse, slander, defame or personally attack another person or their opinions.
     
  6. BE HONEST
    I will be honest about whether I am sharing my own work or quoting someone else. I will not share anything false or misleading. I will be careful about personal information that I share and not use information shared against someone else.
     
  7. NO SPAM OR INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL
    I will not post content that is inappropriate, explicit or spam. I will only promote products or services which are relevant to the Circle, for example events, books, resources, and will acknowledge any personal financial interest.
     
  8. SPEAK ON MY OWN BEHALF
    I will speak only on my own behalf, not for the Uniting Church in Australia or others, or assume other contributions are on behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia unless identified this way.
     
  9. BE ENCOURAGED AND INSPIRED IN MY MINISTRY
    Be encouraged to take ideas, resources and inspiration from your conversations in this Circle into other parts of your life and ministry.
     
  10. SHARE IN THE MODERATION OF THE GROUP
    I will take responsibility to help enable conversations I am part of to honour these rules and their spirit. I will report any posts which are clearly against these rules to a Group Admin.