Uniya, established in 1989, is a social justice research and action
centre based in Sydney's Kings Cross. It works locally and globally
towards justice for marginalised groups. Uniya (pronounced oo -
nee - ya) is a word from an Aboriginal language meaning "meeting
place". It is named after the first Jesuit mission to Aboriginals
established in 1886 in the Daly River area of the Northern Territory.
We believe that faith and justice go hand in hand. Our faith means
to stand up for the dignity of each person. And so, Uniya is committed
to act for changes to government polices and practices that affect
the most marginalised people in our community. A major objective
is to provide strategic interventions into structural injustice
rather than offer short-term solutions.
Yet achieving change is not easy. The problems and issues people
face are complex and require thorough research and well thought
out plans for action.
Uniya has developed a reputation for credibility, competence and
compassion in a number of well-chosen areas.
Uniya is a Jesuit social justice centre. In 2002 Father
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, the leader of the Society of Jesus issued
a challenge to Jesuits worldwide. "The Society is concerned
about its silence or its excessive prudence faced with the call
to be the voice of those who have no voice and to denounce from
the rooftops evident injustices". Our mission is to embody
© 2005 Uniya, PO Box 522,
Kings Cross NSW 1340
Tel: +61 2 9356 3888 Fax: +61 2 9356 3021