Justice: Human Rights

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.

Harmony Week

Harmony Week

How did Australia become one of the world’s most diverse cultural spots? Michael looks at our past and present, and why the church calls for greater compassion towards asylum seekers and refugees.

Religion is no excuse for discrimination

Religion is no excuse for discrimination

We’re trying to support people in our community who are feeling despair and reliving the trauma of 2017 on account of the flawed legislation that could embolden discrimination.

Amnesty Write for Rights

Amnesty Write for Rights

JOINT EVENT with Amnesty Sutherland
Sunday 12th Dec, 10.30am-12.00pm
2 Chipilly Ave, Engadine

The Sutherland branch of Amnesty and the congregation of Engadine Uniting met after the church service for morning tea and our annual letter-writing event for Write for Rights.

Elder Justice

Elder Justice

We can help prevent abuse by being able to recognise it, and know how to talk about it.

Valuing older people

Valuing older people

Supporting people to make choices and decisions is an important way to prevent elder abuse.

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

As followers of Christ, we have a duty to be stewards of creation and pursue justice for the vulnerable: action on climate does both.