Central to the identity of the Uniting Church is a commitment to pursue a just and peaceful world. As Christians we believe that all people are precious and that we are called to follow the example of Jesus to love one another. The Working for Justice Circle provides a space to live out this calling to be a prophetic voice for justice in our church, our communities and our world.
Circle members will be informed about, engage with and contribute to how the Uniting Church pursues social and economic justice, human rights, peace and care for the environment. There will be a particular focus on climate change and refugees and asylum seekers as two key areas of concern for the Uniting Church.
The Circle will support the work of the Assembly to encourage wider theological reflection and action on issues of social justice. Collaboration, sharing and joint action will be a major feature for this Circle, both across the Church and with others who are also committed to working for justice.
The Advocate for the Working for Justice Circle is Rev Loni Vaitohi.
We asked Loni to tell us something about himself.
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
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