The Uniting Church in Australia has joined churches, NGOs and others in voicing concerns about Indonesia’s resumption of the death penalty.

UCA President Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney is one of 14 organisational leaders who’ve written to both the Indonesian Ambassador to Australia and to the Australian Foreign Minister, expressing grave concerns for at least 11 people facing imminent execution.

The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed its dismay at changes passed to the Migration and Maritime Powers Acts which will cause greater suffering for those vulnerable people seeking refuge in Australia.

The Uniting Church in Australia Assembly was one of 14 religious organisations to sign a multi-faith open letter Fossil Fuels and Global Poverty at the G20 in The Courier Mail, Brisbane, calling upon all national leaders to commit to a rapid transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. 

The Uniting Church in Australia joined with ANTaR, Oxfam Australia, Fred Hollows Foundation, ACOSS, Reconciliation Australia and the ACTU calling for a renewed sense of urgency to move towards a referendum to recognise the First Australians in our Constitution.

This Joint Statement calls on the Government to not rush through legislation, as it requires more public consultation.

More than 60 organisations have come together to write to the Attorney General encouraging the Australian Government to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT).

The Uniting Church in Australia has welcomed an announcement by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection that some children in detention will be released into the community, and asked for reassurances on the conditions of their care.