On 7 April UnitingJustice Australia sent a letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs,The Hon. Julie Bishop MP, urging the Government to reconsider its position on nuclear weapons.
We stressed that nuclear weapons are inherently illegal and are an obstacle to the building of peace. On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Japan, now is the time for real progress on nuclear disarmament. There is increasing worldwide understanding of the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. We called upon the Government to endorse the Vienna Conference Pledge and to engage in negotiations for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
Open letter to the Foreign Minister of Australia re the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, 8–9 December 201403 December 2014
UnitingJustice has written to the Foreign Minister regarding the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons.
The Australian Government’s Dollar-for-Dollar initiative will match each dollar donated to appeals run by AusAID-accredited Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) working to alleviate the food crisis in the Horn of Africa from 5 October until 30 November 2011.
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.
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.
Uniting Church President, the Reverend Gregor Henderson, today issued a challenge to all Australians to take practical steps to encourage peace building on the United Nations International Day of Peace, Thursday 21st September.