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
Hi <<First Name>>,

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 would really love congregations to join the Global Faiths 4 Climate day of action in the lead up to the next round of UN climate talks. 

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.

Can your congregation get involved?

There are 2 ways to engage:

Sun Oct 17: Get your faith community together with a banner or signs calling for climate justice (and post the photos with the #Faiths4Climate hashtag). Order your banner here and register your activity here. 

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.

Lastly, we we pleased to see the publication of a new report we co-commissioned on the economic benefits of permanency for refugees, which will inform our new campaign We All Need Our Families.

For the sake of justice and peace,

Geoff & Wendy
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.

Why does the Uniting Church support the School Strike for Climate Movement?
Online event
Wednesday 6 October 2021, 4:15pm

Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Summit 2021
Beaumonde On The Point, East Perth
6 & 7 October 2021
Permanency for refugees volunteer training
WA Refugee & People Seeking Asylum Network
Star St Uniting Church
11 October 2021, 7pm

Boorloo/Perth October 15 School Strike for Climate
Parliament House of WA
15 October 2021 @ 11am

Social. Justice. Church
Change of date and time - 3rd Sunday @ 5pm
Wesley Uniting Church in the City, cnr Hay & William St, Perth
Sunday 17 October @ 5pm

Faiths 4 Climate Justice Global Day of Action - outside Hon Steve Irons' office
152 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
Monday 18 October 2021, 8am

Ecumenical Anti-Poverty Week Service
Ecumenical Social Justice Roundtable
Trinity Uniting Church in the City
Tuesday 19 October 2021, 12pm

An Afternoon of Music & Entertainment
Benefit concert for CARAD
Wesley Uniting Church in the City, cnr Hay & William St, Perth
31 October @ 2pm
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