Welcoming Refugees in Warnambool

By Rev. Malcolm Frazer, Warrnambool Uniting Church Fadak Alfayadh is telling a good news refugee story across regional Australia. Her aim is to counter the negative tones of many politicians and media in recent years and to encourage a more welcoming Australia to refugees. Speaking at Warrnambool Uniting Church at an event for the Warrnambool […]

Why Australia must join the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

by Doug Hewitt, Christians for Peace, Newcastle “Australia has long been an advocate of nuclear disarmament and has been an active party to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. But, unlike New Zealand, it has not signed on to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. In fact, its attitude has been very negative so far. […]

Vision Statement – Resources

You may like to use the following posters and flyers promoting the Uniting Church Vision for a Just Australia to help encourage further conversation and interest. A4 Flyer – Vision Statement + Seven Foundations Download PDF A2 Poster – Vision Statement with Foundations Below (Can also be printed A3) Download PDF A3 Poster 2 Pages […]

Called to love all Creation

For the month of September, Christians around the world unite in prayer and action as part of the Season of Creation.   It is a time to reflect on our connection with the Earth and to act on Christ’s call to love and care for our neighbour and all of God’s creation.    Churches often […]

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) […]