“Welcoming and protecting the strangers and the aliens, especially the migrants, are at the core of our mission as churches,” said Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), in a meeting with Prof François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. Continue reading
The spectre of chemical weapons recently used in the conflict in Syria against civilians has raised international alarms, led to calls for an investigation and met with strong condemnation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, who called on the United Nations to fulfil its responsibility to protect the Syrian people from gross human rights violations. Continue reading
The WA Uniting Church Adult Fellowship (UCAF) Annual Synod Fellowship Day, a time of celebration and worship, was held on 27 August at the newly renovated Fremantle Wesley Uniting Church. Continue reading
Barbecues across the country will fire up in September as part of a national fundraising effort to ensure people living in remote parts of Australia have access to vital services and support. Continue reading
Each year, on 21 September churches across Australia and the world mark the International Day of Peace through prayer and action. Act for Peace, the international aid agency of the National Council for Churches in Australia (NCCA) is inviting churches to join this year’s action to call on our political leaders to invest in direct peace-building projects and keep their promises on the amount they spend on overseas aid. Continue reading
The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed distress at reports of chemical weapons attacks in Syria earlier this week. Continue reading
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is calling its member churches to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September.
This year parishes and individuals are invited to pray using the theme of the WCC Assembly, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace”. The assembly takes place in Busan, Republic of Korea 30 October to 8 November. Continue reading
New research released today has revealed older Australians want greater control and decision-making authority over the type of care and services they receive, with a small minority seeking full control of administrative and financial management responsibilities.
There is another way.
The current approach of inflicting ever more cruelty on refugees, including dumping them on our poorest neighbours, will cost many lives and billions of dollars, and is wrong. The right way forward needs a commitment to a genuine regional approach that cares for refugees with the kind of political leadership shown in the Vietnam War. Continue reading
There was an interfaith election forum at the University of Western Australia, organised by the Ecumenical Social Justice Round Table.
Read the report of the evening Talking about what matters