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Social Justice Activities

Our church community is active in a number of areas of social justice.

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC)

ARRCC’s mission is twofold: to promote ethical, environmentally sustainable, healthy and contented lifestyles which respect the Earth’s precious natural resources, and to advocate, from a faith perspective, for public policies which contribute to climate justice. Read about the Unitarian Church of South Australia’s commitment to divestment and ethical investment in the ARRCC publication Divestment – faith-based guide: helping faith-based organisations transition from fossil fuels to the new climate economy (see page 27 for the Unitarian SA case study).

For more information about ARRCC, visit the ARRCC website.

Climate action protest sign

A Welcoming Congregation

The Unitarian Church of South Australia seeks to be a welcoming congregation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The Unitarian Church of South Australia celebrates sexual and gender diversity. 

The Norwood-based congregation, with beliefs ranging from Christianity and Buddhism to atheism, welcomes people from the LBGQTIA+ community who are in search of a spiritual home or just a safe place to have a cuppa.

rainbow friendly LGTBIQ+ flag design

Asylum Seekers

Community demonstrations and vigils in support of human rights for refugees were supported by Unitarians.

Poverty Alleviation

Our community often raises funds in response to natural disasters in Australia and abroad. We also have supported the education of girls abroad, refugees, and a number of local charities. We welcome guest speakers on the subject of poverty alleviation.

For example, local activist Pas Forgione has discussed his work in defence of the dignity and rights of welfare recipients. In Anti-Poverty Week, Pas returned with Kerry Arch from the United Sole Parents Network. Through the theme of welfare justice they advocated passionately and persuasively for the worth and dignity of every human being.