For many, Palm Sunday has come to symbolise the victory of the spirit over the flesh. It is about recognising the courage of those who speak out about injustice, and who speak truth to power, no matter the cost.

A statement by President Stuart McMillan: The Uniting Church in Australia does not support the watering down of existing legal protections in the Federal Racial Discrimination Act.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia has written to the Prime Minister to commend his Government for the decision to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture.

The Uniting Church in Australia calls on the Federal Government to make the right decision and leave sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act unchanged.

Our National Director, Rev. Elenie Poulos, has written to all Labor Members and Senators urging them to vote against legislation to inflict a lifetime ban on people who arrived by boat seeking asylum on our shores. The text of the letter is below.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Mr Stuart McMillan has spoken out against the Federal Government’s proposed lifetime visa bans on certain people seeking asylum.

On Thursday 6 October, Dr Mark Zirnsak from the Victoria Tasmania Synod represented the Uniting Church in Australia at a hearing of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on the Paris Agreement.  

UnitingJustice has sent a letter to the Foreign Minister regarding the UN General Assembly summit on refugees and migrants, to be held on 19 September 2016.

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has added his voice to the growing number of advocates calling for a national summit on alternatives to Australia’s refugee policies.

The Nauru files add further detail to the mounting pile of evidence about abuse of people seeking asylum on Nauru.

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