Friday, 22 July 2016

UnitingJustice Update July 2016

After the Federal Election campaign UnitingJustice Australia moved into full swing on an exciting new project. We are producing a book called For a World Reconciled: Justice Statements from the Uniting Church in Australia 1977-2016. 

This will be the first substantial and comprehensive collection of Assembly and Assembly Standing Committee resolutions on matters of justice, peace and the environment.

While the topic may sound dry it’s actually been exciting, dare I say it, inspirational, to see how, over nearly 40 years we in the Uniting Church have sought to live out our commitment to work for God’s justice, peace and love in the world.

For a World Reconciled will be published by Mediacom later in the year.. Here's a timely sneak peek:

UNI resolution Book P173

A Flourishing Society

Thank you to all the individuals and congregations who worked so hard to raise matters of justice during the long eight-week election campaign.

The Election resource produced by the Assembly, A Flourishing Society: Your Faith, Your Voice, Your Vote, was very well received and used to support personal reflection and political engagement.

A number of people asked questions of their local candidates via our very successful social media campaign, and Uniting Church congregations around the country hosted candidate forums at their church.

If you haven’t told us how you and your congregation used the materials, we’d love to hear from you. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Rev. Elenie Poulos
National Director
UnitingJustice Australia