Faith leads to action
The Uniting Church in Australia believes that it has a responsibility to help build a society free from violence, persecution, abuse and poverty; a society in which all people can live a decent life and hope for a peaceful future. Human rights are one important tool in this endeavour. It is the only church formally supporting a Human Rights Act in Australia.
As individuals and as a congregation, we act out our faith in the world by speaking up about everyday human rights. You can read some of our actions and reflections below.
How can we challenge community attitudes around ageing, and make the world a better place for older people?
Restorative justice focuses on rebuilding relationships. Retributive justice, as practiced by our courts and prison systems, is about punishment. Does restorative justice offer a real workable alternative?
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We can help prevent abuse by being able to recognise it, and know how to talk about it.
Supporting people to make choices and decisions is an important way to prevent elder abuse.
As followers of Christ, we have a duty to be stewards of creation and pursue justice for the vulnerable: action on climate does both.
“Honouring my sisters in faith” is the theme of the Uniting Church in Australia’s celebration of International Women’s Day 2021.
Dr Loraine Holley challenges Australian bishops on their bioethics and other ‘moral’ outcries.
Loraine reviews the film made by a young Syrian woman who documented her life from a comfortable suburb to a refugee camp.