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Hi <<First Name>>,
Current restrictions have meant that we're working from home this week and are thankful for the ability to switch meetings to online platforms as required to keep all the necessary conversations and actions going in the social justice space.
While WA's Covid precautions are keeping us safe, we are saddened to see the devastating effects of the virus in India. Please consider donating to our church partners there as they respond on the ground with food, masks and other sanitisation methods.
Meanwhile we are getting ready to launch a new report into the problems and alternatives to incarcerating primary school aged children. Did you know that in WA we send children as young as 10 years old to prison? Please share updates from Social Reinvestment WA that are appearing on our socials, as we gear towards a launch of the #RaiseTheAgeWA campaign. You can join the call, and find out more about the issue here - https://www.socialreinvestmentwa.org.au/raise-the-age-1
Lastly, don't forget to remind the Federal Government to #CareAboutAgedCare through this petition.
The Uniting Church Synod of Western Australia acknowledges the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation, on whose land our Synod office stands. We acknowledge their elders past and present, and their people.
At its 7th Assembly the Uniting Church formally entered into a relationship of Covenant with its Indigenous members, recognising and repenting for the Church’s complicity in the injustices perpetrated on Australia’s Indigenous community, and pledging to move forward with a shared future. Congress’ generous response to this statement, among other messages, called upon the broader Church to take up the mission of reconciliation.
The ongoing and continually renewing nature of the Covenant calls the Uniting Church to continually act to remove the systems and structures of discrimination and oppression in Australia.The Uniting Church works for just, inclusive and equal relationships, recognising the place of First Peoples in Australia.