February, 2010

Cook Islands and Tonga Battered by Cyclones

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Two of UnitingWorld’s Partner Churches, the Cook Islands Christian Church and the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, have been affected by cyclones. Last Thursday a state of disaster was declared on the island of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands after it was struck by Tropical Cyclone Pat. The cyclone cut power and phone lines on the small resort island and ripped off roofs. Reports indicate in some villages... Read More »

Protecting the Future of the Pacific Would "Cost Us Little"

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Australia should follow New Zealand’s lead and offer Pacific Island Nations an economic safety net against catastrophic climate change. This is the claim made by former Garnaut Review economist, AusAID Chief Economist and World Bank Lead Economist, Professor Stephen Howes from the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. UnitingWorld Associate Director Church... Read More »

Protecting the Future of the Pacific Would “Cost Us Little”

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Australia should follow New Zealand’s lead and offer Pacific Island Nations an economic safety net against catastrophic climate change. This is the claim made by former Garnaut Review economist, AusAID Chief Economist and World Bank Lead Economist, Professor Stephen Howes from the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. UnitingWorld Associate Director Church... Read More »

UnitingWorld Launches Loans for Freedom Appeal

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Associate Director, Relief and Development Mr Rob Floyd today announced the expansion of UnitingWorld’s Relief and Development projects in West Timor, Indonesia. Two key projects focusing on economic empowerment through microfinance will continue to be supported and grow in partnership with the Evangelical Christian Church in Timor and its development agency, the Tanaoba Lais Manekat Foundation (TLM). In... Read More »

Health Workers Detained in the Philippines

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

The United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) and the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) urgently requests us to be in solidarity with the 43 Filipino health workers who were arrested and detained on Friday, February 6, 2010. Among the detained include Dr Alexis Montes, who has been a health worker with the UCCP since 1988.   Initial reports say that more than 300 military... Read More »

February E-News

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

CONTENTS: Thanks for Your Support in 2009 | Loans for Freedom Appeal | Lent Event 2010 | Congratulations to Jim Mein AM | Experience Placements | Meet Out Latest Volunteers | Blueprint for a Better World | Ask the Climate Change Specialist | Micah Challenge “5th Birthday Party” Thanks for Your Support in 2009 From everyone at UnitingWorld, we would like to thank all our supporters for ... Read More »