INFORMATION AND ACTION RESOURCES
UnitingJustice produces advocacy briefs and education resources on social justice concerns including the environment, refugees and people seeking asylum, peace, First Australians, human rights and society, religion and politics. We'd love to hear your feedback on these resources and how you used them to speak up about social justice.
The Uniting Church in Australia statement An Economy of Life speaks to a vision of human wholeness and wellbeing grounded in the values of the reign of God: love (of God and each other, even our enemy and especially those most vulnerable), justice, peace, grace, mercy and forgiveness, hospitality, inclusion, connectedness and compassion.
World Environment Day was established by the United Nations in 1972 to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and encourage political attention and action. It is celebrated annually on 5 June. The theme for World Environment Day this year is ‘Raise your voice, not the sea level’, focusing on the threat climate change presents to people and creatures who live in low lying land regions, especially small islands.
When the Government failed in its attempt to reintroduce Temporary Protection Visas in December 2013, it looked for another way to ensure that asylum seekers arriving by boat would not be granted a permanent protection visa.
In 2000, the Ninth Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia expressed our commitment to seek "fair, humanitarian, adequately resourced and culturally appropriate government policies and procedures for the processing of refugees and asylum seekers".