Justice, peace, the environment, inclusivity and critical thinking
The ASCM Association has a long history of advocacy for social justice, peace and the environment, and to supporting and co-operating with like-minded ecumenical groups within Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. This is in part due to the biblical imperatives for social justice, peace and environmental responsibility, but also due in part to the mandate of the Constitution (Rules) of the ASCM Association, which include a commitment to working for “peace, justice and mutual aid amongst the nations” (Rule 3A).
There are a number of ramifications of the commitment to social justice. The ASCM Association has a long history of advocacy for inclusivity and involvement in inter-faith dialogue. The ASCM Association also has a long history of being open and critical, that is, being willing to ask questions about where society is heading and what can be done about this. We believe that asking serious questions is an important step towards encouraging meaningful dialogue in the world.