On 7 April UnitingJustice Australia sent a letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs,The Hon. Julie Bishop MP, urging the Government to reconsider its position on nuclear weapons.
We stressed that nuclear weapons are inherently illegal and are an obstacle to the building of peace. On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Japan, now is the time for real progress on nuclear disarmament. There is increasing worldwide understanding of the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. We called upon the Government to endorse the Vienna Conference Pledge and to engage in negotiations for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
Open letter to the Foreign Minister of Australia re the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, 8–9 December 201403 December 2014
UnitingJustice has written to the Foreign Minister regarding the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons.
Dollar-For-Dollar Appeal for Africa22 November 2011
The Australian Government’s Dollar-for-Dollar initiative will match each dollar donated to appeals run by AusAID-accredited Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) working to alleviate the food crisis in the Horn of Africa from 5 October until 30 November 2011.
We Must Believe in Peace21 September 2009
On this the United Nations International Day of Peace, the Uniting Church offers its prayers for a world without nuclear weapons.
As we commemorate this day of peace, as well as the coinciding World Council of Churches’ International Day of Prayer for Peace, we acknowledge that we have not believed enough in the power of peace. We have placed our faith in the ownership of weapons and the idea of ‘deterrence’ to deliver security for the world’s people. However, we believe there can be no security while there are about 26,000 nuclear weapons in the world with a few thousand of these on hair trigger alert.
Church says Nuclear Weapons are an Obscenity18 September 2008
Uniting Church in Australia President, Reverend Gregor Henderson, has on the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Peace, this Sunday 21st September, called on Australians to believe in peace. He also spoke about the need for all people to work together to bring peace to the world, especially to end the threat of nuclear weapons.
Church Welcomes Action for Nuclear Disarmament10 June 2008
The Uniting Church in Australia has today commended the Federal Government for its latest efforts towards banning nuclear weapons.
Churches Call for Peace in Palestine & Israel04 June 2008
During this week of International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel, a group of Australian church leaders has called on the Federal Government to prioritise peacemaking in Palestine and Israel.
Government Must Address Iraq's Humanitarian Needs02 June 2008
The Uniting Church in Australia has today called on the Australian Government to address the humanitarian crisis affecting Iraq, even though Australian troops are on the way home.
Church President Challenges Community to Work for Peace20 September 2006
Uniting Church President, the Reverend Gregor Henderson, today issued a challenge to all Australians to take practical steps to encourage peace building on the United Nations International Day of Peace, Thursday 21st September.
Praying for Peace is About Trust not Fear20 September 2005
Uniting Church President, the Reverend Dr. Dean Drayton, has urged Australians to join with people from across the globe to pray for peace during the UN International Day of Peace.