Living for justice and wellbeing in people & planet
Commitment 4 Life
Putting our faith into action and working for a just world is a strong part of how AUC expresses its discipleship to Christ.
Commitment for Life is a network of United Reformed Churches and Local Ecumenical Partnerships committed to praying, giving and campaigning for change, which AUC is part of.
A significant part of C4L is supporting the work of Christian Aid. Christian Aid is a on- going expression of AUC's faith and concern for God's justice in our lives and world. We regularly give, pray and act in support of concerns identified by CA.
The Joint Public Issues team of the URC, Baptist union of the UK, Methoidst Church and Church of Scotland, issues a letter called Praxis which raises issues of social justice. www.jointpublicissues.org.uk
More than any other global event, the Environment Crisis has awoken the Church to the reality that the earth is an interdependent web of life, of which we are all a part. How are we called by Christ to live as part of the web of life?
This calling is something which AUC believes to be important. We are a member of EcoCongregations Scotland.
In Nov 2015 we are participating in several Interfaith events, with Edinburgh Interfaith Association (EIFA) and Edinburgh University Chaplaincy, to raise awareness about the Climate Talks in Paris in Dec 2015. For further information visit here.
For many years the AUC community has been open to people of other faiths.
Dialogue and building friendships with people of other faiths has enriched our understanding of our world and also enriched our understanding and experience of our own faith, Christianity.
AUC is committed to putting our faith into action in our local community. Members give of their time and resources to support Edinburgh projects, which are supporting people who are vulnerable and campaigning for justice. We are activiely involved with FreshStart, the Grassmarket Community Project, our Local Foodbank, a Community Mental health Drop-In, The Verandah Club (coffee shop @ Royal Edinburgh Psychatric Hospital) and well as engaging with the City of Edinburgh Council on local issues.
AUC is very excited to be able to celebrare Same-sex marriages in Scotland following the URC General Assembly in July 2016. More info here.
We believe the Gospel challenges the way we live, both as a society and as individuals. Through the work of the URC Church & Society committee both for Scotland and for the whole of the UK, we actively engage in public issues which challenge and shape our society.
Closing the Poverty gap: Fuel, food and finance. In the autumn, hundreds of Church Action on Poverty's supporters emailed politicians to call for action to tackle the unfair Poverty Premium. We're delighted to announce that the Leaders of Edinburgh and Glasgow City Councils have just issued a Joint Statement on Food Poverty, in which they endorse the recommendations we made in our report.
Funeral Poverty is being expereinced in Scotland. On Nov 23rd 2015 7.30-9pm @ AUC, Edinburgh Churches Together are hosting a forum to explore this topic and challenge the Edinburgh City Council to be more transparten in thier costs.
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