Sustainability at our foundation

Uniting church in Australia Inaugural Statement to the Nation 1977

“We are concerned with the basic human rights of future generations and will urge the wise use of energy, the protection of the environment and the replenishment of the earth’s resources for their use and enjoyment.”

Uniting Church in Australia Statement on Climate Change 2006

For the sake of the planet and all of its people

“The Uniting Church regards climate change as a serious threat to the future and integrity of life on earth.  If we are to meet and overcome the challenge we must think creatively about the organisation of our social and economic institutions, our relationship with each other across national and cultural boundaries and our relationship with the environment.”

Uniting Church Australia – An Economy of Life: Reimagining human progress for a flourishing world

As a Church it is incumbent upon us to explore what might be alternative Christian understandings of the meaning of `progress’ and `wellbeing’ and how these understandings might shape the way we live as people in community connected with the planet.

Uniting Church Australia – The rights of nature and the rights of future generations 1991

“We believe that God loves the divine creation and wills the development of its life.  No creature is indifferent in the eyes of God.  Each has its dignity and thereby also its right to existence.”

UnitingCare Australia Faith Foundations

“In a time of land and water degradation and increasing pollution of the air, UnitingCare Australia joins with those who seek a restoration of land, water and air.”


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