Category: Working for Justice

Fresh concerns for Gaza

“Our hearts ache for peace” Uniting Church President Rev Sharon Hollis expresses fresh concerns for the unfolding situation in GazaUniting Church President Rev Sharon Hollis has expressed deep concern for the unfolding situation in Gaza and reiterated calls for an immediate ceasefire and protection of innocent civilians.““We’re watching the unfolding situation in Gaza closely and […]

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Working for Refugee Justice

  Working together on justice for refugees  An update from the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce  By Assembly Policy and Advocacy Officer Raúl Sugunananthan The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) met in-person last Friday to plan its work for 2024. The gathering was a fruitful time with representatives from the Salvation Army, Anglican Church, Churches of […]

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Raising Our Tribal Voice for Justice

Historic Conference spotlights First Nations voicesAssembly Policy and Advocacy Officer Raúl Sugunananthan reports back from Raising our Tribal Voice for Justice: An Indigenous Theological RevolutionImage: University of Divinity FacebookBy Assembly Policy and Advocacy Officer Raúl SugunananthanThe historic conference, Raising our Tribal Voice for Justice: An Indigenous Theological Revolution, took place last week in Melbourne. Held […]

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Advent reflection #4 Love

Unapologetic love Assembly Policy and Advocacy Officer Raúl Sugunananthan offers our fourth Advent reflectionBy Raúl Sugunananthan, Assembly Policy and Advocacy Officer “Justice is what love looks like in public.” Dr Cornel West has famously shared this quote many times. In his 2011 lecture at Howard University, the philosopher, religious scholar and activist elaborates on this […]

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Paels 2023

Pacific Australian Emerging Leaders Summit 2023 Emerging leaders meet with the nation’s decision-makers to advocate for justiceBy Raúl SugunananthanLast week, the Pacific Australian Emerging Leaders Summit (PAELS) met for a second year running. The Summit gathered 68 young people from the Pacific Islands, the Pacific diaspora living in Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander communities, […]

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Raise the Age week of action

Raise the Age Support the campaign to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility to keep children in schools and communitiesAustralia imprisons children as young as 10, one of the youngest ages of criminal responsibility in the world. Yet overwhelming evidence from health experts, social workers, Indigenous leaders, legal experts and human rights organisations show that […]

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Unite to end Gender-Based Violence #16Days

As part of our commitment to the equality and safety of all people, the Uniting Church joins people around the world in marking 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The global UN Women-led campaign begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights […]

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PIEN Advent guide

Building foundations for justice and peaceAdvent reflections from Ecumenical Accompaniers in Palestine and IsraelThe Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network (PIEN) has released an Advent resource with week-by week reflections from Ecumenical Accompaniers (EA) who have been deployed in Palestine and Israel.   The World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) […]

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