November, 2014

Breaking the cycle of violence against women: still a long road to travel…

Friday, November 28th, 2014

By Rev Sef Carroll UnitingWorld’s Rev Seforosa Carroll was recently asked to speak at a Violence Against Women Dialogue in Fiji. Here, she reflects on the experience.   The theme for the Pacific women’s leadership dialogue in Nadi, Fiji on Tuesday November 25th 2014 was aptly titled – Violence against women is everyone’s business. It’s […]  

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Everything in Common: Year Six students lead the way

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Year Six students at Geelong Christian College have raised an impressive $3651.35 toward toilets, school books, chickens, goats and health care for families around the globe through their annual Year Six Market Day and UnitingWorld’s Everything In Common Gift Catalogue. “It’s our best outcome ever and we’re absolutely delighted with how the students and wider […]  

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Creating a new history with a global message about climate change

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

By Rev Sef Carroll On Wednesday 12 November the four vakas of the Mua Voyage (www.muavoyage.com) made its way into Darling Harbour marking its arrival for the IUCN World Parks Congress which will be held in Homebush, outer Sydney from November 12-19. The four vakas; Gaualofa (Samoa), Haunui (New Zealand), Marumaru Atua (Cook Islands) and Uto ni Yalo (Fiji) set sail from Suva in late September. Its... Read More »

A prayer on the anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Creator God, almighty and everlasting, we rejoice in all life forms you have created, that declare your greatness and love. We give you thanks for the beautiful earth and for Your wisdom that fills it. We thank you for the diversity of life and our interdependence with the whole of Creation. Today, we remember how the waters raged and raved a year ago in Central Philippines. Even as we remember those... Read More »

New church reveals nature of our partnerships in Timor Leste

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Over the weekend I attended the opening service of the biggest Protestant church Timor Leste’s short history. The church is 14 years in the making. The process started during the Indonesian time when the congregation had three service each Sunday. But when the Indonesians left the building process was stopped. With the support of the […]  

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The ‘New Exodus’ of the Methodist Church and the ‘New Democracy’ in Fiji

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

By Rev James Bhagwan, Secretary of Communications, Methodist Church in Fiji “As we embark on this “new democracy” and the return to a transparent and accountable system of governance for our nation, with all the possibilities of social and economic development that are part and parcel of a democratic nation, our prayer is that Fiji will work hard to develop a democracy that is unique in the... Read More »