UnitingJustice Australia, the social justice policy and advocacy unit of the Uniting Church, is deeply concerned at the reports of shots being fired at a boat carrying 25 asylum seekers off the coast of Indonesia.
UnitingJustice Australia, the national social justice policy and advocacy unit of the Uniting Church in Australia, has condemned the Government’s latest proposed changes to the treatment of asylum seekers as policies of punishment and deliberate cruelty.
UnitingJustice joined 137 non-government agencies, faith-based organisations and community groups, expressing concern about the Government’s recent announcement regarding the use of the term “illegal maritime arrivals” to refer to asylum seekers who have arrived by boat.
National Director of UnitingJustice Australia, Rev. Elenie Poulos, and members of the Uniting Church who work with asylum seekers, have spoken out during a Federal Government caucus meeting in the Sydney suburb of Balmain.
Australian Young Christian Students (AYCS), part of the End Child Detention Coalition, has called for all sides of politics to give special consideration to children who are currently detained in Australia's immigration system.
The Synod's recent decision to divest from corporations engaged in the extraction of fossil fuels has won high praise from one of the world's foremost campaigners for addressing the effects of climate change.