As Christians called to love our neighbour, welcome the stranger, challenge unjust systems and offer refuge and care to those who are marginalised and in exile.
We have a particular responsibility in our society when it comes to responding to issues related to people seeking asylum and refugees.
The Uniting Church advocates for a just response to the needs of refugees that recognises Australia’s responsibilities as a wealthy global citizen, upholds the human rights and safety of all people, and is based on just and humane treatment, including non-discriminatory practices and accountable, transparent processes.
The Uniting Church in Australia is a long-standing advocate of the just treatment of people seeking asylum.
We have been consistently vocal on the need for:
For resources, statements, submissions and other information about the Uniting Church’s work in this area visit UnitingJustice’s Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
We are a member of the WA Refugee & People Seeking Asylum Network which includes the following organisations: