March, 2010

The Fiji Methodists Song of Solidarity Appeal

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

The Song of Solidarity appeal seeks to support the people of Fiji at a time of change and challenge. The Uniting Church has journeyed with the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma for over 160 years.  Over 400 Australians have served with the Church in that time. At this time a new generation of leaders intent on leading the Church in working for peace and for a Fiji that is accepting of all people... Read More »

Request for Prayer from Partner Church in Thailand

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

In light of the current demonstrations taking place in the capital city Bangkok, our Partner Church in Thailand have issued a statement calling for a quick and peaceful resolution to the current conflict. General Secretary of the Church of Christ in Thailand Rev. Sayam Muangsak issues this statement as the Thai capital experiences a wave of red shirt protestors who are demonstrating their opposition to... Read More »

Partner Church in Fiji Braces for Cyclone Tomas

Monday, March 15th, 2010

UnitingWorld has heard from the Pacific Conference of Churches, Fiji, as the country braces for what is predicted to be the worst cyclone to have hit the South Pacific nation in recent history. A nation wide curfew was in place yesterday, but has now been lifted temporarily in order to allow residents time to prepare their homes and families and gather provisions. Thousands of residents are presently... Read More »

March E-News

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

CONTENTS: Emergency Appeals 2009 Update | New Volunteers in North Korea | Church Leaders from East Timor Visit Australia | News and Urgent Experience Opportunities| Experience Volunteer in Focus | New Peacemaking Strategy in Mindanao | Farewell to Visitors from Tonga Emergency Appeals 2009 – Update A village in Samoa after the tsunami hit During September and October last year, we responded... Read More »

Celebrating the Contributions of Women on International Women's Day

Monday, March 8th, 2010

In acknowledgement of International Women’s Day today, UnitingWorld Associate Director for Relief and Development Mr Rob Floyd has asked for us all to reflect on not only the contribution women make to communities around the world, but the hardships they often face on a daily basis. In developing countries, women are often denied access human rights, such as education and maternal health. Some are... Read More »

Celebrating the Contributions of Women on International Women’s Day

Monday, March 8th, 2010

In acknowledgement of International Women’s Day today, UnitingWorld Associate Director for Relief and Development Mr Rob Floyd has asked for us all to reflect on not only the contribution women make to communities around the world, but the hardships they often face on a daily basis. In developing countries, women are often denied access human rights, such as education and maternal health. Some are... Read More »

Emergency Appeals 2009 – Update

Friday, March 5th, 2010

In September and October 2009, some of the most destructive natural disasters of recent times severely affected our partners in Samoa, the Philippines and Indonesia. At the same time, millions of Zimbabweans were facing a chonic food shortage, with an estimated seven million people relying on food aid. With the generosity of our supporters, UnitingWorld was able to respond quickly to their urgent needs. An... Read More »

Emergency Appeals 2009 – Update

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Click here to download a printable version of this update. CONTENTS: From the Relief and Development Unit | Zimbabwe Food Relief Appeal | Typhoon Ketsana, Philippines Appeal | Sumatra (Indonesia) Earthquake Appeal | Samoa Tsunami Appeal | Donate From the Relief and Development unit Dear Friends, In September and October last year, UnitingWorld respond to the urgent needs of several of our Partner... Read More »

Pacific Partners Return to Normal after Bracing for Tsunami Warning

Monday, March 1st, 2010

UnitingWorld’s Partner Churches in the Pacific have returned to normal after bracing for a possible tsunami that was predicted to hit Pacific island nations during early Sunday morning. Emergency evacuations were carried out in response to regular warnings issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, who indicated that a tsunami was generated by the earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile... Read More »

Act for Peace Responds to Earthquake in Chile

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Act for Peace, the international aid organisation of the National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) has launched the Chile Earthquake Appeal in response to the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile 325 km south west of Santiago at 3.34 AM local time on 27 February. The number of people missing is rising as relief efforts continue around the coastal areas surrounding Concepcion,... Read More »