May, 2015

The Power of the Pen

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

This year I’ve had the opportunity to travel to India, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Kenya with my job at UnitingWorld. I’ve met with 5 of our development partners and learned loads about how each is partnering with communities affected by poverty, conflict and isolation, supporting them to work toward a more hopeful, peaceful future. Just […]  

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Prayers for South Sudan

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Last night we received a letter from Rev James Makuei Choul, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Relief and Development Agency, our partner in South Sudan. Rev Choul talks with heartbreaking despair about the current spate of violence against civilians including women and children in South Sudan, following the breakdown of the peace talks this March. Please keep our South Sudanese partners in your... Read More »

ACFID Media Release – Devastating aid cuts damage us all

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

    $1 billion has been cut from Australian aid in this year’s Budget, amputating effective aid programs and reducing Australia’s capacity to alleviate poverty and build prosperity and stability in our region, according to the peak body for Australia’s aid agencies. “Millions of women, children, and men in poor communities in our region who benefited from our highly effective aid... Read More »

UCA Media Release – Budget’s most important Deficit

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Media Release Budget’s Most Important Deficit – Support for the Most Vulnerable and First Peoples  The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed overall disappointment at the 2015-16 Federal Budget, singling out measures that will add to the suffering of the most vulnerable in Australia and abroad.  “Another one billion dollars of cuts in foreign aid in the next financial year will hit the... Read More »

Deep cuts to the world’s poorest people confirmed tonight

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The Federal Budget tonight confirmed a $1 billion cut – the largest single cut to the aid program in Australia’s history – reducing spending on aid to just 25 cents in every $100 of national income. Since coming to Government, the Coalition has announced a total of $11.3 billion in funding cuts to aid, representing one fifth of all savings made. With Nepal suffering a second earthquake tonight,... Read More »

An appeal from the International Coalition for Papua

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Please find below an appeal from the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) concerning the latest developments in West Papua, and below that, an in-depth report on Papua from the World Council of Churches. Our prayers are with the people of Papua. An appeal from the International Coalition for Papua http://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/news/churches-in-tanah-papua-seek-justice-peace-and-stability    

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