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.
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.
The Uniting Church in Australia has written to MPs and Senators, urging them to vote for a strengthened Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
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.
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.