Peacebuilding, a nuclear-free future, homelessness and LGBTIQ matters are some of the other areas our Social Justice Unit actively campaign for.
We are inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ, the “Prince of Peace”, to take up the work of making peace and being a welcoming, inclusive community.
Churches oppose war.
We believe that war is not the path to peace. ‘Just war theory’ is to say that war should only ever be used in the face of actual aggression, and to the minimum extent necessary to stop that aggression.
From a Christian perspective, war is never the way to peace.
That is why the churches supported the setting up of the United Nations.
“The Uniting Church is a peacemaking church. The Church’s vision is for a world where there is no need for military arms and weapons.”
For more of the Uniting Church statements, information and resources on peacemaking and activities for you to visit:
The Uniting Church in Australia has agreed to support and bless same-gender marriages should a congregation and/or minister wish to do so.
Uniting Network is the official LGBTIQ network within the Uniting Church.
The Social Justice Commission supports Equal Voices WA (formally Christians with Pride) who regularly participate in the annual Perth pride parade.
Visit our Media Releases page to view our stance on prominent issues related to peace, housing and LGBTIQ matters.