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.
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Uniting for ClimateUniting Church members added their voices to many thousands of students in rallies around the country last week supporting the global youth-led movement, Schools Strike 4 Climate. All over Australia, thousands attended this most recent climate action on Friday 21 May in about 50 locations, with large rallies filling the major cities and
Walking alongside those who seek safety
Indooroopilly Uniting Church:Walking alongside those who seek safety As part of our series on what makes up the Identity of the Uniting Church, we share this story from Indooroopilly Uniting Church in Brisbane about their work with refugees and asluym seekers – an outreach they feel called to do as part of their Christian discipleship and
'A reign of justice'
‘A reign of justice’We pledge ourselves to seek the correction of injustices wherever they occur. – Uniting Church Statement to the Nation, June 1977 Since the beginning of the Uniting Church, a deep commitment to justice for all has been core to its identity and activity. We have understood that Christian discipleship, in responding to
Strike a Blow for Injustice
In pursuit of climate justiceThis Friday 21 May, Uniting Church members across the country will join with young people at marches and other events calling for a more genuine response to climate change. Hear why some of our young UCA members feel called to take to the streets for the sake of our planet.Raúl Sugunananthan, President of
A safe home for all
A safe home for all refugeesBy Rob Floyd, Assembly Associate General Secretary and Chairperson of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce What’s in a number? Sometimes numbers are needed to fully understand how troubling a situation can be. This is especially true for the numbers surrounding Australia’s offshore processing regime. Remember, each number is a real
Palm Sunday Call for Courage and Compassion
Palm Sunday Call for Courage and Compassion Palm Sunday Marches across Australia brought together thousands of people from all walks of life, united together in calling for a more just and compassionate response to refugees in this country.Uniting Church members joined the marches in city streets across Australia along with other faith-based and community groups.UCA