The Federal Government's refusal to close detention centres and implement an alternative refugee and asylum seeker policy is to blame for the dangerous conditions at Curtin Detention Centre according to leaders of the Uniting Church.
"We do not support people using one violent act to justify other violent acts" says a position paper released today by the National Social Responsibility and Justice agency of the National Assembly of the Uniting Church.
The acting National Director, Social Responsibility and Justice, Uniting Church in Australia, Ms Rosemary Hudson Miller, today expressed her concern at the possibility of the passing of the Migration Amendment Bills.
Uniting Church's national social justice spokesperson Ms Rosemary Miller has urged Minister Ruddock not to undermine the current UN protocols regarding asylum seekers, "just because it doesn't suit his political purpose of the moment".
Responding to widespread concern within the Uniting Church on issues relating to sexuality, the Sixth Assembly (1991) established the Sexuality Task Group. Its brief was to research these issues and bring a report to the Assembly in 1997. The aim of the report was to help the Unting Church to: "respond to changing patterns of human relationships and sexual activity in our society, with a view to promoting healing and wholeness in human relationships".