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.
Meet our Advocate and get to know our panel members.
Welcoming Seasonal Workers
Welcoming Seasonal WorkersWorking for Justice Advocate Rev. Loni Vaitohi plays an important role as a pastoral carer for seasonal workers from the Pacific who come to work in North East Victoria and beyond. Once a month he conducts a service from the chapel in the caravan park in Merrigum, part of the Greater Shepparton region.
CSU Climate Fest
By Gabby CadenheadMy name is Gabby Cadenhead, and I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney. I worship at Leichhardt Uniting Church.Christian Students Uniting (CSU) is a community of university students on multiple campuses across Sydney and New South Wales united by a
Disability and the Bible
Terror, challenge, and reimagined community in biblical treatments of disability By Rev. Dr Kylie Crabbe It probably won’t surprise any of us that there are passages in the gospels that can be deeply painful for people who identify as living with a disability. In one of my favourite phrases, biblical scholar Sharon Betcher describes, “the
DDA is in our DNA
By Rev. Dr (Deacon) Andy CalderThe gospel inspires our Uniting Church DNA and faith into responses of justice and care with vulnerable people experiencing stigma and exclusion (in contrast to the Do Nothing Approach).Our faith communities and community service agencies aim to be places of welcome and sanctuary and we celebrate many instances of that
Voices for Power
By Shane Slade, Seeking Common Ground Circle member, Engadine Uniting Church Sydney Alliance is a coalition of citizens, community organisations, faith groups, unions and not-for-profits working together for a common good vision of Sydney. The Alliance works on many issues reactively and proactively, building campaigns on Affordable Housing, Voices for Power (Affordable and Renewable Energy)
Truth and Justice in the Pacific
UAICC National Executive member Alison Overeem at the 2019 President’s Conference in Fiji. The Australian Government’s Pacific Step-Up initiative aims to change the way Australia engages in the Pacific region, strengthening partnerships and enhancing commitments to help address the challenges facing Pacific people. UnitingWorld has been consulting with Pacific partners and the Pacific Conference of Churches