60. MINUTE OF APPRECIATION FOR REV JANET DAWSON (UnitingJustice Australia)

That the Assembly

place on record its appreciation for the service of Rev. Janet Dawson as Chairperson of the UnitingJustice Australia Reference Committee from July 2012 – July 2015.

Janet’s contribution to the Reference Committee and the mission of UnitingJustice has been marked by grace and strength. Her many and varied roles across the councils of the Church together with her spiritual commitment to justice issues has inspired our work.

During Janet’s tenure as Chairperson, UnitingJustice Australia managed A Destiny Together: A week of prayer and fasting for First Peoples, the production of the Assembly’s 2013 pre-election resource, A Just Society, and the Assembly Standing Committee-approved guide for UCA members, Ethical Decision-Making in the Key of an Economy of Life.

Janet has overseen a significant number of major submissions to the Australian Government in the areas of legislation for First Peoples and asylum seekers and refugees during her tenure as Chairperson.

The staff of UnitingJustice has been deftly guided by Janet’s insights and nourished and sustained by her spiritual care and support. We are thankful for Janet’s unswerving leadership during her term.