Category: Social Impact

  • Dare to care for our planet

    I sometimes have to pinch myself, how beautiful is creation. One of my favourite haunts is Cottesloe beach, either for an early morning dip or to watch the sun set over the ocean. For many people the beauty around us invokes within us a sense of wonder and awe, a sense of mystery and the […]

  • Christians and Muslims unite in solidarity

    Members from Perth Christian and Muslim communities are gathering today, Saturday 16 March 2019, to pray for peace and condemn yesterday’s attack on the Deans Avenue Mosque and the Linwood Masjid in Christchurch and demonstrate their solidarity with the wider Muslim community in the wake of this tragedy.

  • Uniting Church WA Calls for an End to Three Strikes Mandatory Sentencing

    The Uniting Church in Western Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal & Islander Christian Congress WA hold grave concern over the impacts that proposed changes to the Criminal Law Amendment (Home Burglary and Other Offences) Bill 2014 currently before the Western Australian parliament will have on young Aboriginal people. Chair of the Uniting Aboriginal & Islander […]

  • Call for a New Approach to Remote Indigenous Communities

    The Uniting Church in Australia, Western Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress WA (Congress) are deeply troubled by the planned closure of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. They are concerned about the ramifications this will have on individuals and communities affected and believe it displays a concerning lack of understanding about […]

  • What has the Uniting Church said about Asylum Seekers and Refugees? 

    February 12 2015 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 today of a shocking report by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). The damning report, The Forgotten Children, is the largest survey of children in detention ever conducted […]

  • Uniting Church WA Divests from Fossil Fuels

    The Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Western Australia has decided to divest from companies involved in mining, exporting, or energy generation from fossil fuels. Instead, the Church will seek to invest in companies which reduce the impact on the environment through power generation from renewable sources. The Church’s investment policy has always been guided […]

  • Uniting Church WA Supports Availability of Medicinal Cannabis

    The Uniting Church, Synod of Western Australia yesterday agreed to support the changing of Western Australian law so that doctors can prescribe medicinal cannabis to be administered under supervision. The proposal was brought by the Synod of Western Australia’s Social Justice Board and asks that the Western Australian Parliament, in conjunction with the National Drug […]

  • Asylum Seeker Policies Need Drastic Change

    The Uniting Church, Synod of Western Australia yesterday expressed deep sorrow at the human cost of the current deterrence regime on asylum seekers. Members agreed that generally people do not flee their home, family, friends and community to undertake perilous journeys without very good reason. Australia’s policies relating to asylum seekers should be driven by […]

  • Frack no! Uniting Church calls

    The Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Western Australia calls on the Government of Western Australia to place a moratorium on all unconventional gas exploration and extraction activities in WA and to move towards renewable energy and away from fossil fuels. The hydraulic fracturing (fracking) process uses large volumes of toxic chemicals at high pressure […]