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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Season of Creation 2021
Season of Creation 2021 From 1 September to 4 October, Christians around the world take part in acts of worship and action focused on how we live in relationship with and care for God’s creation.UCA President Rev Sharon Hollis has shared a video message inviting Uniting Church congregations to participate in the Season of Creation.
Statement on Afghanistan
Call for compassion and leadership on AfghanistanThe Uniting Church in Australia Assembly has joined calls urging the Australian Government to act urgently, swiftly, compassionately and with leadership in responding to the crisis in Afghanistan.The Assembly is one of more than 300 organisations who have signed a joint letter to all Federal MPs and Senators urging
Urgent action need for ‘code red’ warning
Urgent action needed for ‘code red’ warning A new report from the United Nations global body on climate science is a “code red for humanity”.This was the declaration of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres upon the release of the sixth Amendment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).In the new report the IPCC
Choose peace with justice: a liturgy for Hiroshima Day 2021
Choose peace with justice: a liturgy for Hiroshima Day 2021This week marks the 76th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On Friday 6 August many across the world will observe Hiroshima Day, which has become both a day of remembrance and of action for nuclear disarmament.The Wellspring Community, a dispersed and ecumenical Christian
Assembly Covenant Action Plan
Living the Covenant: Assembly Covenant Action PlanAs we begin NAIDOC Week 2021, the Uniting Church Assembly launches its first Covenant Action Plan (ACAP) – a strategic and practical framework which gives shape to our commitment as a national church to walk together as First and Second Peoples. This week also marks 27 years since the
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