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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Palm Sunday rallies

Hundreds of Uniting Church members marched for refugee justice on Palm Sunday, urging the Federal Government to let 267 asylum seekers in danger of deportation stay in Australia.

“Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here!” rang through parks and public squares across the country, with Uniting Church logos and messages prominent among the banners and placards.

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Thursday, 25 February 2016

Offering Sanctuary – #LetThemStay

This is the speech I delivered at the Let Them Stay Rally organised by GetUp! at Sydney Town Hall on Monday 8 February.

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The Uniting Church in Australia is one of more than 100 Australian organisations calling for an immediate moratorium on transfers to immigration detention facilities on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.

The call by churches, human rights groups, aid agencies, faith-based organisations and others follows the case of a five-year-old girl who attempted to commit suicide after an extended period of detention on Nauru.

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

Free the Children, End the Abuse

The Uniting Church in Australia is calling for the immediate release of all children and their families from Australian-run immigration detention centres, after the publication of a shocking report by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

2014 Christmas Message

“…the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; and we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.” (John 1:14)

On behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia, I greet you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ whose birth we celebrate this day; Jesus, the incarnation of God.

Download the video message here.

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The Uniting Church in Australia has condemned WA Police for strip searching Christian asylum-seeker advocates involved in a protest in Perth yesterday.

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Friday, 05 December 2014

A Day of Great Moral Failure

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed its dismay at changes passed to the Migration and Maritime Powers Acts which will cause greater suffering for those vulnerable people seeking refuge in Australia.

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The Uniting Church in Australia has welcomed an announcement by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection that some children in detention will be released into the community, and asked for reassurances on the conditions of their care.

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The Uniting Church in Australia has written to the Australian Government to offer sanctuary for all children without parents currently held on Christmas Island.

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Violence on Manus Island

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed sorrow over the tragic loss of life on Manus Island. 

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