January, 2014

Christian witness in a multi-religious world.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Rev Paul Swadling explains how he came to be at the sixth meeting of the Asian Movement for Christian Unity It all began with a request to Janet from UnitingWorld.  Could you go to Chiang Mai, Thailand to assist McKean Hospital’s aged care wing?  Soon Janet would be working with McKean to develop strategic planning […]  

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Christian witness in a multi-religious world.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

or… how I found myself at the sixth meeting of the Asian Movement for Christian Unity) It all began with a request to Janet from UnitingWorld.  Could you go to Chiang Mai, Thailand to assist McKean Hospital’s aged care wing?  Soon Janet would be working with McKean to develop strategic planning & care plans.  She […]  

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Government announces aid cuts

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Further to the Government announcement on Saturday 18 January regarding cuts to Australian foreign aid, please find attached a media release from the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). 18 January 2014 Breaking 135 days silence: Government announces aid cuts Today’s revelation of where cuts to Australia’s aid program will fall has been met with disappointment by the Australian... Read More »

Relief efforts begin in the wake of Tongan Cyclone

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Tongan communities in the Ha’apai islands are coming to terms with the damage to their homes, churches and livelihoods after Tropical Cyclone Ian swept through the archipelago last Saturday 11 January, leaving devastation in its wake. The areas worst affected by the category 5 storm were in the northern part of the Ha’apai group of islands, where more than half of the 1,130 buildings affected... Read More »

From NCYC to South Sudan: January E-news

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

In this issue: National Christian Youth Convention – Passion at Yuróra | Generosity in the lead up to Christmas shows compassion | Lent Event: What’s new in 2014? | Pray for Peace in South Sudan | Relief efforts in Tonga following Cyclone | Make your resolutions count National Christian Youth Convention – Passion at Yuróra Last week almost a thousand young people from across Australia descended... Read More »

Making your resolutions an ongoing reality – we’re here to help!

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

So here we are two weeks into the New Year… how are the Resolutions travelling?  Eating healthily?  Exercising daily?  Reading to inspire heart, mind and spirit?  I loved flicking through the plethora of articles that came out on social and traditional media around New Years – which diets to avoid, how to make Resolutions that […]  

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Protection for displaced people amid hope of peace talks in South Sudan

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

UnitingWorld continues to be greatly concerned about widespread conflict in South Sudan. The conflict, which erupted in mid-December between supporters of President Salva Kiir and those of former deputy Riek Machar in the capital, Juba, has spread to more than half the country. There have been reports of numerous human rights violations and at least 1,000 people have died since the conflict began. Proposed... Read More »