August, 2015

Please pray for South Sudan

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Our partners in the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan have called on the Uniting Church in Australia to continue our prayers for the people of South Sudan, following the peace agreement that has now been signed by both President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar. Our thoughts and prayers are with our partners and the people of South Sudan and the many South Sudanese members of the Uniting Church in Australia... Read More »

Prayers answered in North and South Korea

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Following several days of tense hostilities between North and South Korea, prayers were answered today with news of a peaceful agreement. UnitingWorld’s Church Partnerships Manager for Asia, Rev Dr Ji Zhang has been in frequent contact with our partners at the NCCK (National Council of Churches in Korea).  The following are direct reports received from our partners at the NCCK over the past two... Read More »

Slow Unfolding Disaster in PNG

Friday, August 21st, 2015

An El Nino related drought and consequent famine is unfolding in the Highlands of PNG and is likely to reach into West Papua. Typically, crop damaging frosts at high altitude accompany these droughts. In July and August there have been a string of frosts in locations 2200 metres above sea level, leading to the widespread failure of subsistence sweet potato crops upon which many rural communities depend.... Read More »

You are invited!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

On Monday 28 September in Norman Park Uniting Church, QLD, we’re meeting with Rev James Choul, Executive Director of the Presbyterian Church in South Sudan. If you’re in Brisbane and you’d like to meet this inspiring leader from our partner church, please contact UnitingWorld Liaison Officer Sharyn Robinson: SharynR@unitingworld.org.au  

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Prayers for a lasting peace in South Sudan

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Uniting Church in Australia Assembly Media Release Prayers for Peace in South Sudan  Uniting Church members are urged to join Christians worldwide in praying for peace in South Sudan in the days and weeks ahead. Warring parties in the 20-month civil conflict recently resumed peace talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.  The conflict has taken a heavy toll on the world’s youngest nation, with... Read More »

Prayers from our Partners in Korea

Friday, August 7th, 2015

South and North Koreas’ Joint prayer for Peaceful Reunification Lord who oversees our history! This year, we face the 70th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan. On the day when we passed beyond the bitter persecution of the Japanese colonial era, our people sang a song of liberation. The song from our deep hearts flowed down like a stream of tears from everywhere South/North, North/South,... Read More »

Partnering Women for Change breaks further ground

Friday, August 7th, 2015

We are delighted to a announce that Project Officer, Kerren Vali based in our Pacific office in Suva will be presenting her paper at the ‘International Women Leading Education Across The Continents’ biennial conference held in at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand in three weeks’ time. The key focus of Kerren’s paper […]  

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