June, 2010

July E-News

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

IN THIS EDITION: Australian Students Lobby Canberra | Transform $1 into as much as $6 | Fiji Recovers from Cyclone Tomas | Sydney Students Connect with Communities in PNG |Zimbabwe Methodist Minister Visits Australia | Experience Volunteer in Focus: Renee O’Shanassy | Experience Placements in 2011 Coming Soon | Connecting Communities for Peace Australian Students Lobby Canberra for Action on... Read More »

Students Engage Australian Political Leaders in Commitment to MDGs, Climate Change, Poverty Alleviation

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

During 19-22 June 2010, UnitingWorld joined more 300 than concerned Christians from across Australian in Canberra to participate in Voices for Justice, an annual event of Micah Challenge Australia which aims to further the commitment of Australian political leaders to fulfil their pledge to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). UnitingWorld Communications and Fundraising Manager, Mr Robert... Read More »

Protection for Climate Change Refugees

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

The World Council of Churces (WCC) has released a paper from a conference held earlier this year, entitled Conference on Protection and Reparations from “Climate Refugees”: Imperatives and Options. The paper provides greater insight into this human rights issue, oulines the obligations of Nation States, and suggests strategies for further action on local, national and international levels. The... Read More »

WCC Calls on Political Leaders to Prioritise People Living in Poverty

Friday, June 18th, 2010

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has issued a statement calling for world leaders to reassess their budget priorities to serve people who are most in need. “We believe that mobilizing the financial resources needed for poverty eradication and the achievement of the MDGs… is a matter of political will, yes, and also of moral courage,” said the WCC in their statement. The WCC issues... Read More »

Fiji Continues to Recover from Cyclone Tomas

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Pacific Programs Coordinator for the Relief and Development Unit of UnitingWorld, Mr Bryan Cussen, has just returned from visiting communities in Fiji that continue to struggle to fully recover from the effects of Cyclone Tomas that struck Fiji on 14 and 15 March this year. The roof of a school on Qamea was blown off during Cyclone Tomas UnitingWorld is currently working with communities that continue... Read More »

Church Leaders from Zimbabwe Connect with Church Communities throughout Australia

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

UnitingWorld welcomes two senior leaders from the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe, Rev. Dr Levee Kadenge and Mr Astonishment Mapurisa who are visiting Australia in June and July. They are engaging Uniting Church schools, groups and congregations in Australia on a range of issues currently facing Zimbabwe, and will speak about the growing relationship between UnitingWorld and the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. Dr... Read More »

Church Partners Speak Out on the Cheonan Sinking

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

A coalition of Christian churches in Korea, including two Church Partners of UnitingWorld, the Presbyterian Church of Korea and the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea, have called for a re-investigation into the cause of the explosion that caused the sinking of the South Korean Navy’s ship, the Cheonan in March this year. The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) has released a statement... Read More »

June E-News

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

IN THIS EDITION: Transform $1 into as much as $6 | Increasing engagement with Zimbabwe | Australian students challenge refugee stereotypes | Annual Report now available |  Making peace in Mindanao | Church Partners in South  Korea speak out on Cheonan sinking | 10 000 Walk for Peace in Indonesia | InSolidarity group visits Church Partners in Bali and Timor Leste | Experience volunteer in Focus –... Read More »