March, 2016

Letter of Solidarity to Churches in Pakistan

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

  National Council of Churches in Pakistan, Church of Pakistan Presbyterian Church of Pakistan   Respected church and ecumenical leaders in Pakistan, We are deeply shocked and saddened to receive the news of a suicide bomber killing more than 70 people and injuring more than 300 others at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore on the Easter […]  

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Our top picks of useful Christian and meditation apps

Monday, March 21st, 2016

It’s all about apps isn’t it? Here are a few we think are pretty useful!   Bible studies and prayer: The Olive Tree Bible Voice of the Martyrs Prayer PrayerMate   Meditation: Smiling Mind   Ethical shopping: Shop Ethical   Media: Common Sense Media (Reviews for children’s movies, books, TV shows, apps and games based […]  

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Sabbath Rest – what is it and how can we apply it?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

In our increasingly ‘always available’ 24/7 world there seems to be little time for ‘rest’. Whether by phone, email, text, Twitter or Facebook, we always seem to be switched on. For others, the incessant busyness of mind and heart about all manner of issues ranging from weekly shopping, work, health and the welfare of family […]  

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Tears Speak Louder Than Words

Monday, March 21st, 2016

I was in West Papua recently on my first field trip with UnitingWorld, where I had the unique opportunity to meet with our partner, the Evangelical Christian Church in the Land of Papua and visit their P3W project (short for Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Wanita). P3W is the Training and Development Centre for Women in […]  

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A joint Easter Prayer from our partners in South and North Korea

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Dear Partners and Friends, Please find attached the Joint Easter Prayer which has come with best wishes from the Korea Christian Federation of the North and the National Council of Churches in Korea of the South of this beautiful but suffering Peninsula. We ask for your prayers to rise with ours.  Please share with your networks and use for worship. Many blessings as you celebrate resurrection. Rev.... Read More »

A Three-Way Partnership for Education in Papua

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Over the past two years, UnitingWorld has worked with our partner churches, Indonesia Christian Church (GKI) and Evangelical Church in the Land of Papua (GKI-TP) to form a three-way partnership. The partnership is designed to improve the quality of Christian education in two provinces of Papua and West Papua. The Indonesian government has introduced a regulation that requires all teachers to have a... Read More »

Rally to demand justice for Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Thousands of Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims gathered in New Dehli yesterday to demand the same rights as Dalit Hindus. See attached for a press release from our Partner, the Church of North India and look out for the photo of Bishop ‘Bunu’ Samanataroy – a great friend and partner of UnitingWorld’s! Rally to demand justice for Dalit Christians and Dalit Muslims PDF March... Read More »

“Feed the world?” Just share the tools.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

30 years ago, Christmas 1984, a group of prominent musicians from the UK and USA got together for “Band Aid” and recorded the Christmas anthem “Feed the World”. Their aim was to raise awareness of, and funds, for people in Africa who were experiencing severe drought and famine. Amidst the well-meaning sentiment and good intentions, […]  

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West Papuan students join the Uniting Church

Monday, March 7th, 2016

A group of West Papuan students have formally joined the Uniting Church as they become members-in-association. They come from various parts of Papua and West Papua provinces in Indonesia, and currently attend Kormilda College, a Uniting Church school in Darwin. The congregation at Philadelphia Indonesian Uniting Church in Karama welcomed the students as a part […]  

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