The Uniting Church in Australia has condemned the Australian Government's decision to house Afghan and Sri Lankan asylum seekers in the old Curtin detention centre.
President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev. Alistair Macrae has condemned the announcement today by Foreign Minister Stephen Smith and Immigration Minister Chris Evans that Australia has suspended the processing of all protection applications from Sri Lankan and Afghan asylum seekers.
Call for Robin Hood Tax30 March 2010
UnitingJustice Australia has joined a growing international movement calling for the introduction of a tiny tax on financial transactions – the Robin Hood Tax.
President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev. Alistair Macrae has condemned the recent comments by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and other Opposition members concerning the acknowledgement of traditional Indigenous ownership of land as ignorant and destructive.
President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev. Alistair Macrae and Anglican Archbishop of Perth, the Most Rev. Roger Herft have voiced concerns for the wellbeing of asylum seekers on Christmas Island following a recent visit.
Church Supports Human Rights Act24 November 2009
The Uniting Church in Australia has written to all federal ALP MPs and Senators, urging them to implement the recommendations made in the report of the National Human Rights Consultation.
The Uniting Church in Australia has written to MPs and Senators, urging them to vote for a strengthened Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
Church Urges Constructive Dialogue21 October 2009
The Uniting Church in Australia has written to Prime Minister Rudd and Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Sharman Stone to express concern and disappointment at the Government's responses to asylum seekers arriving by boat.
Church Welcomes Human Rights Report08 October 2009
An historic report has found that human rights need greater protection in Australia, says the Uniting Church in Australia.
We Must Believe in Peace21 September 2009
On this the United Nations International Day of Peace, the Uniting Church offers its prayers for a world without nuclear weapons.
As we commemorate this day of peace, as well as the coinciding World Council of Churches’ International Day of Prayer for Peace, we acknowledge that we have not believed enough in the power of peace. We have placed our faith in the ownership of weapons and the idea of ‘deterrence’ to deliver security for the world’s people. However, we believe there can be no security while there are about 26,000 nuclear weapons in the world with a few thousand of these on hair trigger alert.