Quote of the Week: "We should lead the world when it comes to taking action on climate change rather than sitting back and waiting for the world to persuade us to lead in this area."
NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean
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With the sun starting to warm the days, we have plenty of events for your diaries! There are opportunities to get involved in climate action, refugee advocacy, anti-poverty and more!
We already have a number of WA groups organising actions including the Perth Mosque, Bunbury Cathedral, a Zen Buddhist group, Wesley Uniting Church in the City, plus a number of Baháʼí, Anglican, and Uniting congregations.
Mon Oct 18: Join with a diversity of people of faith from ARRCC WA before work (8am) in prayer and meditation outside Hon Steve Irons office before handing over a letter calling for urgent climate action from the Australian Government. Details are here and in the events listed below.
Our first group of volunteers for our permanency for refugees campaign came together at Star St Uniting Church last week. So great to have such dedicated people on board!
The next volunteer training is scheduled for Monday 11 October, 7pm (see events listing below)
Check out the We All Need Our Families campaign website for more info.
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.