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.
The Greatest Gift of All
By Rev. Loni Vaitohi, Working for Justice Advocate Christmas reminds me of how God exercised judgement on Godself for and on behalf of the whole of creation. The birth of the baby Jesus highlights the fallen nature of creation and the redemptive and decisive act of God to restore, renew and reconcile all of creation.
Acknowledgement of Country: What it means for me?
We’ve asked four UCA people, both First and Second Peoples, to reflect on what it means for them to share an Acknowlegement of Country. Here’s what they said. Alison Overeem, a Palawa woman from South East Tasmania, and manager of Leprena UAICC in Tasmania. To gather in a space and a place that holds stories
Called to cross borders
By Rev. Charissa Suli, Assembly National Consultant I recently had the joy of attending and participating at Surrender Adelaide 2019. By accident, I stumbled across the Surrender movement visiting some friends at Surrender Melbourne last year. I was instantly intrigued. Surrender is a grassroots movement hosted by a number of missional communities and small organisations