May, 2010

Simply Sharing Week 2010: Australian Students Challenge Refugee Stereotypes

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Australian schools, parishes and youth groups are being encouraged to engage young people in the contentious debate around refugee and asylum seekers. A coalition of Australian Christian development agencies is inviting schools to tackle the issue as part of Simply Sharing Week 2010, launched this week. Simply Sharing Week encourages Australians to learn about and become involved in issues of... Read More »

New Relief and Development project tackles HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The Relief and Development Unit of UnitingWorld this week commences funding for a new development project in Gutsa-Warambwa, Zimbabwe. The Gutsa-Marambwa region has more than 300 HIV/AIDS orphans who are living with older siblings or other relatives. The whole community is struggling to provide care for these orphans. UnitingWorld is working in partnership with the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe and... Read More »

Relief and Development Unit Annual Report for 2009 Now Available

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Click here to download the Annual Report for 2009 The Relief and Development Unit of UnitingWorld has released its Annual Report for 2009. Some highlights from 2009 include: Connecting 5200 people in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, with a reliable source of clean water Opening up micro finance services to an additional 1200 families and groups in West Timor Restoring sight to 90 people in Fiji... Read More »

Gas Deal in PNG Southern Highlands Creates Source of Tension for Locals

Monday, May 17th, 2010

The UnitingWorld Young Ambassadors for Peace program is currently in planning for additional peacemaking workshops in the Southern Highlands province in Papua New Guinea as new liquefied natural gas (LNG) deal creates a new source of tension for local people. UnitingWorld Associate Director for Peacemaking, Ms Joy Balazo, is planning several additional workshops in the region to prevent further destructive... Read More »

UnitingWorld Welcomes Increase in Aid Budget to Help the World's Poorest

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

UnitingWorld, the international development and partnerships arm of the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia, welcomes the increased focus on international aid as part of the 2010/11 Budget announced by the Australian Government on Tuesday 11 May 2010. The total increase of $530 million in Official Development Assistance (ODA) will empower millions of people to move out of extreme... Read More »

UnitingWorld Welcomes Increase in Aid Budget to Help the World’s Poorest

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

UnitingWorld, the international development and partnerships arm of the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia, welcomes the increased focus on international aid as part of the 2010/11 Budget announced by the Australian Government on Tuesday 11 May 2010. The total increase of $530 million in Official Development Assistance (ODA) will empower millions of people to move out of extreme... Read More »

Have you Signed the Micah Call Yet?

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

On June 21, Micah Challenge, the coalition of faith-based international development organisations, will hold the key Voices for Justice Signature Event in the Great Hall of Parliament House, where a giant scroll of signatures for the Micah Call will be rolled out – Amazing Grace-style. UnitingWorld, as a member agency of Micah Challenge, wants to have as many names on the Micah Call list as... Read More »

May E-News

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

IN THIS EDITION: Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts | Destructive Storm in India | Food Security and Health in Timor Leste | Have You Signed the Micah Call yet? | Building Peace in Ambon, Indonesia | Emmanuel Uniting Churchs Hosts Solomon Islands Minister | Experience Volunteer in Focus – Andy Tiver | Experience Placements Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts Looking for a Uniting gift for... Read More »

Partnering for Poverty Alleviation in Timor Leste

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Associate Director for Relief and Development, Rob Floyd, has returned from visiting several development projects in Timor Leste that operate in partnership between UnitingWorld and the Protestant church in Timor Lorosa’e (IPTL). During the eight day visit, he travelled more than 850 km by road throughout the country, visiting and evaluating several agricultural, livelihood, and basic health... Read More »