Concern for social justice and the care of God's creation are part of the ongoing call to faithful church members across the Uniting Church. It is at the heart of the life of Jesus, central to the gospels and embodied in the Uniting Church's Basis of Union.
The Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania has a strong and compelling social justice presence, with the Justice and International Mission (JIM) unit.JIM
JIM provides resources to engage and educate the church about social justice issues. Crucially, JIM facilitates opportunities for church members to speak out about the issues that concern them, to be a voice for justice in the wider community.
We work hand in hand with congregations and social justice networks to shift and shape public policy.
The gap between the poorest and the wealthiest around the world is wide and growing. We must do more to empower individuals through decent work, support people through social protection, and ensure the voices of the poor and marginalised are heard.United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
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We also have an eager team who are willing to speak with your congregations about specific social justice issues.
For more details about current JIM work, please visit our action-driven website JustAct www.justact.org.au
The Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania is a member of Micah Australia – a coalition of churches and Christian organisations raising a powerful voice for justice and a world free from poverty.
The Tax Justice Network Australia is a coalition of 26 NGO’s calling for a fairer tax system http://taxjustice.org.au/
Green Church provides resources and information for church members and the community on sustainability and environmental issues http://greenchurch.victas.uca.org.au/
Hope for Creation is a coalition of faith groups campaigning for action on climate change and care for God’s creation http://hopeforcreation.com.au/
Provides worship resources for Season of Creation http://seasonofcreation.com/
Justice for asylum seekers and refugees
Social Justice ResolutionsJIM Unit Project AreasFair Trade and investment