World Environment Day June 5 2017

World Environment Day 5 June 2017 .  In its first public statement in 1977, the Uniting Church in Australia expressed what would be an abiding concern with the wellbeing of the planet for the rights of future generations. In part, this statement read: ‘we are concerned with the basic human rights of future generations and will urge the wise use of energy, the protection of … Continue reading World Environment Day June 5 2017

Could you help collect signatures for our climate petition?

Can you help us find the right person who has a passion for the environment in your community? The Uniting Church in Australia is joining other Christian churches and faith groups in national action on climate change. This year churches and faith groups all around Australia are joining together under the leadership of Micah Australia to take action on climate change. We know that Australia is … Continue reading Could you help collect signatures for our climate petition?

Climate change and its effects on our partner Churches

The Uniting Church strongly believes the natural environment is not merely a resource for the benefit of human beings but has intrinsic value as part of God’s good creation. This commitment to the environment arises out of the Christian belief that God, as the Creator of the universe, calls us into a special relationship with the creation – a relationship of mutuality and interdependence. We … Continue reading Climate change and its effects on our partner Churches

Sustainable September and #prayforourpacific

As we are finalising the resources for Sustainable September 2016, we have just learned of a great initiative which will fit so well with our theme: “Time to Act”. September 3-11, 2016: Join with church communities across the Pacific “We cannot build a Pacific Climate Movement without engaging our faith communities. Faith is pivotal to our people, and like the ocean, it connects us. In … Continue reading Sustainable September and #prayforourpacific

Droughts, storms, floods- Time to Act!

Winter in the Australian eastern seaboard and in Tasmania in 2016 has lurched from a long-standing drought in some areas, to massive floods in a number of places. Whilst we can make no direct link from these events to climate change , we know that climate change will make these events more likely to occur in the future. At the same time, news of the death of … Continue reading Droughts, storms, floods- Time to Act!

Why should we mark World Environment Day 2016?

World Environment Day aims to raise awareness worldwide of environmental issues and encourage political attention and action. The day was established by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Association in 1972 and is celebrated annually on 5 June. This year Churches have a special opportunity to mark this event in worship, as June 5 2016 falls on a Sunday. UnitingJustice has a … Continue reading Why should we mark World Environment Day 2016?

Join us at the Perth People’s Climate March November 29 2015

We are hoping to see many Church people in the faith contingent at the People’s Climate March this Sunday November 29 2015 starting at Wellington Square at 1pm. Wear PURPLE and bring your posters and Church banners! This is an invitation to be part of a history making, world wide movement of people who are working for a safe environmental future for all of us, now and in … Continue reading Join us at the Perth People’s Climate March November 29 2015

Energy White Paper

April 8 2015 -The government has issued its Energy White paper- you can read summaries -or the whole paper-by clicking the link here http://ewp.industry.gov.au/ For a critical look at the White Paper and its recommendations follow the link here: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/abbotts-energy-white-paper-focuses-on-fossil-fuel-favourites-60019 The Climate Council commented that “What they (the government) say: “Electricity produced from fossil fuels, particularly coal, is expected to continue to play a vital role in … Continue reading Energy White Paper

Cool cities!

We (that is the Uniting Church Synod of WA’s Social Justice Unit) have just discovered a cool new resource-and it is Australian! The vision of 20202 Vision is -grow more trees! Seems to be a great idea, doesn’t it? Why? They’re good for our health and productivity, keep cities cool and reduce pollution. People even heal faster when they’re around them. Yet, so often, plants … Continue reading Cool cities!