Young Muslim helps JIM conference build bridges

DENISSE SANDOVAL When Anam Javed from the Islamic Council of Victoria heard about the Manchester bombing last Monday, she braced herself for the deluge of hostile phone calls the organisation would inevitably receive.

Fight to stop Adani mine

The Indian multinational company Adani wants to build one of the biggest coal mines in the world in the Galilee Basin in Queensland.

Schooled into reality of reconciliation

Indigenous artist Karen Bird Learning to listen to the First Peoples and what they want from reconciliation was an important theme of the all-day Inter-school Social Justice Forum held at 130 Lt Collins St, which was att

Working together against modern slavery

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has welcomed the combined advocacy efforts of ecumenical, interfaith and community partners in support of a Modern Slavery Act for Australia.

Church calls for action to offset Hazelwood closure

The Uniting Church is calling on the state and federal government to support the communities in the Latrobe Valley following the announcement that the Hazelwood power station and coal mine will shut down in March next ye

International bridges

In March last year, Denisse Sandoval from the synod’s Justice and International Mission (JIM) unit travelled to India to meet with NGOs tackling human trafficking and workers’ rights issues.

Hope in the Philippines

At the request of our partner church – the United Church of Christ in the Philippines – and in partnership with the Synod of South Australia, JILL RUZBACKY from the Justice and International Mission unit travelled to the

Make lives better

One of the proposals passed at the 2016 Synod meeting expressed concern about governments no longer adequately funding services which protect the vulnerable in our community.

The price of cotton

The central-Asian country of Uzbekistan is one of the largest exporters of cotton in the world. However, much of their cotton is made from child and forced labour.

Students speak up on justice

Claudia McSwain and Emily Hill “If you had to leave home, for fear of being killed, what would you take with you?” This was the question asked by Mohammed from Lentara Uniting Care when he spoke to 50 school students fro