This Month's Letter Writing Actions
Raising the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility to 14
Children need to be loved and supported so they can reach their full potential and not locked up. Between 65-70% of children imprisoned under 14 are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Help us raise the minimum age of criminal culpability from 10 to 14.
Decent Jobs for People from the Pacific on Australian Farms
Our Pacific neighbours have growing problems with unemployment due to limited opportunities for economic development. Help us campaign for fair and just treatment for Pacific workers coming to Australia through government programs so they are not exploited.
Building a Just Peace to the Israel – Palestine Conflict
Help us campaign on cases where Israeli soldiers or police have murdered Palestinian civilians and have not been brought to justice. These soldiers and police are very rarely held to account in any way for their actions by the Israeli authorities.
This Month's Resource Highlights
Climate Justice with and for children and youth in churches
Climate change affects every aspect of child rights. Only joint efforts at every level will enable us to bend the CO2 emissions curve and protect our planet for future generations. This toolkit provides resources for churches, church-run schools, and summer camps to support intergenerational climate and environmental justice and promote care for children by stopping further global warming. All churches are encouraged to promote education and action to address climate change, reduce CO2 emissions, and protect the environment in their activities for and with children and youth.
World Council of Churches World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel
During this week which includes the International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September, church organisations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to bear a common witness by participating in worship services, educational events, and acts of support in favour of peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians. World week of peace runs from 13 to 21 September with the theme of 'Creative Solidarity in Common Fragility'.
Synod Taskforce on Climate Change Action
The JIM Cluster is seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to be part of a Taskforce on Climate Change Action. The purpose of the Taskforce is to identify, encourage and support implementation of measures across the Synod, including congregations, to reduce the Synod’s greenhouse gas emissions.
To lodge an expression of interest, please e-mail, phone or text Mark Zirnsak, Senior Social Justice Advocate on 0409 166 915 or email@example.com Please lodge your expression of interest by Friday 28 September.
The Uniting Church in Australia is committed to acting justly and compassionately in the world. We believe that our participation in God’s mission calls us toward the transformation that God desires for us all, marked by reconciliation, love, justice, peace, abundance and flourishing for all people and the whole earth. In this document the Uniting Church in Australia has articulated its vision for a just, compassionate and inclusive nation in this 2019 statement and resource.
The Uniting Church in Australia has outlined a set of principles and key actions that will guide the way to a better future as Australia recovers from the corona virus pandemic. There is much we have learned through this pandemic about who we are as a nation, our vulnerabilities and our strengths. Drawing upon these learnings and the values articulated in our vision, we believe we have an opportunity to create a better future where all people and all creation can flourish.
Justice and International Mission
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