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.
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
An Uncommon Gift
Cindy James has reflected on the foundation of our vision statement – A Welcoming, Compassionate and Diverse Nation – and our vision for all people who come to Australia seeking refuge to be made to feel welcome and safe. I have lived a blessed life. I had a good childhood, and even though I am