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.
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
The Coming of the Light
Working for Justice Advocate Rev. Loni Vaitohi shares a Christmas message. The season of Christmas and the coming of the light according to Isaiah’s prophecy (Isaiah 9:2-6) can be enlightening and liberating – but also demanding. It is enlightening because we see and know what we have not seen in the dark. The joy of
Australia should adopt the Global Compact on Migration
Uniting Church in Australia President Dr Deidre Palmer has joined faith leaders and advocacy groups in calling on the Australian Government not to step away from the Global Compact on Migration (GCM). Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated Australia would not sign on to the agreement which aims to address migration issues in a “safe, orderly
Meet Panel Member Cindy James
Cindy James is a Panel Member for the Working for Justice Circle. We asked her to tell us a bit about herself and her work supporting refugees in Wagga Wagga. Currently I work for St Vincent de Paul as school coordinator which includes educating school students about poverty, refugees and asylum seekers and other social
Pilgrim UC wins first SA Five Leaf Eco Award
Pilgrim Uniting Church has become the first South Australian church to be recognised by the Five Leaf Eco-Awards for their environmental achievements. The Five-Leaf Eco Awards are an ecumenical initiative for churches and religious organisations to assist, inspire and reward churches for the actions they take for the environment. Director of the Five Leaf Eco-Awards