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Give Hope campaign for people seeking asylum

The Give Hope: Uniting for Asylum Seekers campaign is an initiative of the Uniting Church Synod of NSW and ACT Social Justice Forum. It was started because so many people were concerned about how refugees and people seeking asylum were being treated in Australia.

War and conflict have caused a global humanitarian crisis. As a result, 60 million people around the world have been displaced from their homes.

People seeking asylum show extraordinary courage to survive unimaginable terrors, find safety and build new lives with their families. Refugees have much to offer our community – if we give them a safe place to live and a chance to “call Australia home”.

The Give Hope campaign is one way of responding to the refugee crisis. We work with Uniting Church members, congregations and the wider community to advocate for change. Give Hope gives you the opportunity to lend a hand, by taking part in advocacy campaigns for fairer laws and policies to help people build a safer life in Australia. It also gives you the chance to  provide practical support to meet the everyday needs of people seeking asylum.

Find out more on the Give Hope website, join us on Facebook or sign up for campaign news and action alerts.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with our friendly team on 1800 864 846 (1800 UNITING) or email ask@uniting.org

Our customer service team is available from Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 6.00pm AEST.

Affordable housing campaign

The Uniting affordable housing campaign aims to mobilise people in the Uniting Church and Uniting to call on our leaders in government to improve housing affordability.

The effects of the housing crisis are felt across our communities, with low income and disadvantaged households suffering the most.

Rising house prices and a severe shortage of affordable rental properties are pushing more people into housing stress. For disadvantaged people, including youth, older people, low-income earners, people with disabilities or mental illness and others in great need, it’s getting harder to find a secure, appropriate and affordable place to live.

‘Leaving it to the market’ won’t fix this. We need governments to adopt long-term plans, set affordable housing targets, support innovations, reform laws to give better housing access for disadvantaged people and better security for renters, and reform tax laws to encourage investment in affordable housing.

Join us at our events and through our campaigns to make a difference to housing affordability in NSW and the ACT.

Email your local MP now about affordable housing.

Find out more at the Social Justice Forum affordable housing page, join us on Facebook or sign up for campaign news and action alerts.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with our friendly team on 1800 864 846 (1800 UNITING) or email ask@uniting.org

Our customer service team is available from Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 6.00pm AEST.

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