The Uniting Church’s statement on asylum seeker and refugee policy from the 14th Assembly, Shelter from the Storm, is now available for print and download.

Shelter from the Storm was adopted by the 14th Assembly in July 2015 and includes Policy Principles for the Protection of Asylum Seekers and Refugees which uphold human dignity, promote human rights and protect asylum seekers and refugees.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the UnitingJustice team.

In October we made a submission on Australian advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty. This submission made recommendations on the need for the Australian Government to develop a strategy for its advocacy for the global abolition of the death penalty. The submission is now available online and I appeared today before the Human Rights Sub-committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to talk more about the proposals in our submission.


The People’s Climate Marches will take place all over the nation and world on 27-29 November 2015 to march for global action on climate change. Amongst Synods, congregations and Uniting Church members, momentum is building for involvement in these marches. The Uniting For Climate website includes information about actions in your local area, a Uniting Church prayer, and resources for your congregation to use.

Rev. Elenie Poulos is the National Director of UnitingJustice Australia.


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