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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'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 1977Since 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 the
Strike a Blow for Injustice
In pursuit of climate justiceTo members of the Uniting Church across Australia,I believe that justice is integral to the identity of the Uniting Church. As Christians, we are called to participate in an upside-down kingdom: a kingdom where the last shall be first and the first shall be last. In our current context, the climate
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
Towards Zero – Assembly Climate Action PlanWritten by Rev Dr Ji Zhang, Assembly Theologian-in-ResidenceWhen I first arrived in Australia over thirty years ago, my first impression was of the bright sunshine and the deep blue sky. In this land I have experienced a transformation of life, I became Christian, studied theology, and was ordained as
Palm Sunday Walk for Refugees 2021
Justice for Refugees on Palm SundayOn Palm Sunday, as Christians mark the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, people from all walks of life will call for justice and dignity for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.Palm Sunday marches and rallies will take place in capital cities and regional towns as part of a