The Coming of the Light

Working for Justice Advocate Rev. Loni Vaitohi shares a Christmas message.  The season of Christmas and the coming of the light according to Isaiah’s prophecy (Isaiah 9:2-6) can be enlightening and liberating – but also demanding. It is enlightening because we see and know what we have not seen in the dark. The joy of […]

UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer with other justice advocates at Voices for Justice 2018

Australia should adopt the Global Compact on Migration

Uniting Church in Australia President Dr Deidre Palmer has joined faith leaders and advocacy groups in calling on the Australian Government not to step away from the Global Compact on Migration (GCM). Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated Australia would not sign on to the agreement which aims to address migration issues in a “safe, orderly […]

Meet Panel Member Cindy James

Cindy James is a Panel Member for the Working for Justice Circle. We asked her to tell us a bit about herself and her work supporting refugees in Wagga Wagga.  Currently I work for St Vincent de Paul as school coordinator which includes educating school students about poverty, refugees and asylum seekers and other social […]

Jeff Telfer (Green Team) and Marelle Harisun (Chair of Church Council) receive the awards from Jessica Morthorpe (centre), Director of the Five Leaf Eco-Awards

Pilgrim UC wins first SA Five Leaf Eco Award

Pilgrim Uniting Church has become the first South Australian church to be recognised by the Five Leaf Eco-Awards for their environmental achievements. The Five-Leaf Eco Awards are an ecumenical initiative for churches and religious organisations to assist, inspire and reward churches for the actions they take for the environment. Director of the Five Leaf Eco-Awards […]

Time is Precious

By Stella Naimet Climate Change and its impacts pose serious challenges for our communities in the Pacific Islands. The impacts come in heavy doses because we are small nations with limited resources. The Canberra City Uniting Church in collaboration with the Niu Oceania Cultural Centre (International Pacific Island students and local Pacific Island communities in Canberra) […]

Meet our Advocate

The Advocate for the Working for Justice Circle is Rev Loni Vaitohi. We asked Loni to tell us something about himself. What I am doing now: ministering in a diverse socio-political and religious community. My Greatest achievement is my children My Mum and Dad always taught me family values and sacrifices Someone who inspires me is […]

“We’re in the driver seat now”

Climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has warned we have a decade to act or the Earth will face the worst impacts of climate change. Prof Steffen is a Councillor on the Climate Council of Australia and former science adviser for the Australian Government. He was keynote speaker at a lecture presented by the Affinity Intercultural […]