The Uniting Church in Australia 2013 Federal Election resource is making its way to presbyteries and congregations around the country.
The resource titled “A Just Society: your faith, your voice, your vote” invites Uniting Church members and others to consider the values which underpin the policies of the political parties and candidates who are asking us to entrust them with the good of all people and the planet, now and into the future.
Uniting Church justice officers and agencies have joined together to produce the booklet, which lays out the Christian perspective on a number of prominent national issues. These include justice for Aboriginal Australians, the rights of asylum seekers and refugees, climate change, life in regional and remote Australia, human rights, aged care, multiculturalism, as well as aid and international development.
There is also an “election toolkit” to help your congregation or faith community hold a “meet the candidates” event in the coming months.