Working For Justice
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 CIRCLE ADVOCATE REV LONI VAITOHI
MEET THE PANEL MEMBERS
The panel members for the Working for Justice Circle are Rev Bea Skippen, Abi Benham-Bannon, Doug Hewitt, John Jegasothy, Richard Arnold, Emma-Louize Bovoro, Mary-Anne Hawson and Advocate Rev Loni Vaitohi
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Celebrating Refugee Week 2022
This week is Refugee Week – an opportunity to honour the strength and resilience of refugees and celebrate the many gifts and rich contributions they make to our communities. This year’s theme is healing – recognising a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hit reset on how we behave towards one another”. The Uniting Church in Australia has…
A prayer for Refugee Week
A prayer for Refugee WeekThis Sunday begins Refugee Week (19-25 June), a celebration of the many positive contributions refugees make to the Australian community. Thanks to Abi Benham-Bannon, a panel member of the Assembly’s Working for Justice Circle for sharing this prayer to use in your worship across the week. This prayer leads us…
Love Makes A Way
Love Makes a WayBy Abi Bannon – Working for Justice Panel Member Love Makes A Way (LMAW) has taken action in many forms over the years: nonviolent sit-ins, prayer vigils, letter writing and, particularly recently, singing. Over the last year and a half, much of this singing has taken place outside Park ‘Hotel’, where refugees…