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JOIN 11 AUSTRALIAN FAITH ORGANISATIONS THAT SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Scroll below the logos to see instructions on how to join our Australian faith organisations support campaign.

Not a faith organisation but still want to help? Join 2206 organisations showing their support for marriage equality:


 
A Progressive Christian Voice
Australian Student Christian Movement
Buddhist Council of Western Australia
CRAVE church
Equal Voices
Glen Eira Interfaith Network (GEIFN)
Melbourne Inclusive Church
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH BRISBANE (MCC BRISBANE)
Muslims for Progressive Values-Australia
Progressive Judaism Victoria Inc
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
 


A JUST AND FAIR SOCIETY

We are asking all Australian faith organisations to add their voice to the growing call for equal rights for all Australians. If your faith organisation would like to join in, then please use this page to upload:

  • a scanned copy of your letter of support on your organisation’s letterhead
  • your organisation’s logo
  • the web address to which we should backlink your logo

Feel free to use the open letter of support below or submit your own original letter of support. Australian Marriage Equality will not use your logo in any other medium than our website, without your prior written permission.

Once your logo has been loaded onto our website you may wish to place this logo on your own website to show your support. Please link to our main web page: australianmarriageequality.org

 


EXAMPLE LETTER

AN OPEN LETTER FROM FAITH BASED ORGANISATIONS IN SUPPORT OF CIVIL MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA

We (insert organisation name), write to express our support for civil marriage equality.

As leaders from our faith communities, we choose to promote equality and inclusion for all people.
 
As people of faith, we know marriage equality is a simple civil matter that does not affect religious practice or freedoms. We know and love many in our faith communities who are LGBTI or have family who identify as LGBTI.
 
53% of Christians (Crosby Textor, 2014), 58% of Catholics and 66% of other faiths (ABC Compass Vote, 2016) are in support of marriage equality. 
 
The Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils, the Australian Council of Hindu Clergy, the Metropolitan Community Church, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and the Unitarians and many more faith groups have declared their public support for civil marriage equality.
 
Our faith-based communities are proof that our religious teachings to love unconditionally and to treat in right-relationship, are universal and abundantly available for all. Love is not a finite resource!
 
As people of faith, we understand that marriage is based on the values of love and commitment and thus we support civil marriage equality, not despite but because of our faith and values.
 
We urge people of faith to exercise their freedom of conscience to stand up for marriage equality as a matter of social justice. 
 
We call on the Australian Parliament to come together and make Marriage Equality a reality for all Australians.
 
As leaders from our faith communities, we choose to promote equality and inclusion for all people.
 
Sincerely
(insert name/s)
(insert title/s)
(insert organisation name)

Feel free to use the above letter of support, submit your own original letter or even a mixture of the two.