Detention Report Falls Short02 December 2008
The Uniting Church has today expressed its disappointment with some of the recommendations handed down from the recent parliamentary inquiry into immigration detention in Australia.
Church Opposes Death Penalty for Bali Bombers22 October 2008
The Uniting Church in Australia has today reaffirmed its opposition to the death penalty, amidst speculation that the execution of three men responsible for the 2002 Bali Bombings is imminent.
Church says Nuclear Weapons are an Obscenity18 September 2008
Uniting Church in Australia President, Reverend Gregor Henderson, has on the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Peace, this Sunday 21st September, called on Australians to believe in peace. He also spoke about the need for all people to work together to bring peace to the world, especially to end the threat of nuclear weapons.
More than 50 organisations from across the country and different sectors today called for the Federal Government to engage the country in a public consultation on human rights protection.
Religious Leaders Call for Action on Climate Change08 August 2008
The Uniting Church in Australia was one of 39 religious leaders who banded together and signed an open letter to the Federal Government, calling for immediate and decisive action on climate change.
The letter draws specific attention to the communities across the globe facing devastation through climate change, including the small island nations and low lying areas of the Pacific.
The Uniting Church in Australia has today welcomed the detention policy changes announced by the Minister for Immigration, Senator Chris Evans.
Garnaut Report on Climate Change07 July 2008
The Uniting Church today expressed its support for quick and decisive action to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions and urged an immediate end to the language of winners and losers.
Greening Communities a Good Start, but much more to be done on Climate Change11 June 2008
The Uniting Church in Australia has today welcomed the Federal Government's latest initiative to assist churches and non-government organisations to become more energy and water-efficient.
The Uniting Church in Australia has today commended the Federal Government for its latest efforts towards banning nuclear weapons.
During this week of International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel, a group of Australian church leaders has called on the Federal Government to prioritise peacemaking in Palestine and Israel.