UCA Assembly Environmental Statements and Resolutions
The Uniting Church in Australia’s long commitment to the environment and climate change are reflected in the many statements and resolutions on these topics, right from the foundation of the church…
For example – our foundational document, Basis of Union, says:
“The Church as the fellowship of the Holy Spirit confesses Jesus as Lord over its own life; it also confesses that Jesus is Head over all things, the beginning of a new creation, of a new humanity. God in Christ has given to all people in the Church the Holy Spirit as a pledge and foretaste of that coming reconciliation and renewal which is the end in view for the whole creation. The Church’s call is to serve that end: to be a fellowship of reconciliation, a body within which the diverse gifts of its members are used for the building up of the whole, an instrument through which Christ may work and bear witness to himself.” Paragraph 3
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Synod of NSW/ACT Environmental Resolutions
SYNOD CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION STRATEGY
That the Synod
(i) Develops a Synod-wide Climate Action Strategy to reduce carbon emissions across all councils and agencies of the Church and to advocate to the Federal, State Governments and Local Councils to take decisive steps to reduce our emissions nationally.
(ii) Supports initiatives taken by young people in advocating for action on climate change, including the global climate strikes.