December, 2013

Support the people of South Sudan

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

UnitingWorld continues to be deeply concerned by news of violence and killings in South Sudan. We are in regular contact with our partners, the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan and the Presbyterian Relief and Development Agency. We are also monitoring information from other members of the ACT Alliance on the ground in South Sudan. As the crisis deepens, the need to respond with emergency relief... Read More »

South Sudan Under Threat

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Just three weeks after our National Director, Kerry Enright, safely travelled through South Sudan, the world’s newest nation is on the brink of civil war.  The violence of the past week represents a dramatic escalation of clan conflicts that have rumbled away in northern states since Independence. The July dismissal of the Vice President who is of the Nuer Tribe by the President who is of the Dinka... Read More »

‘Normality’ a long way off for the Philippines

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

A month and a half since Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on the 8th November, communities are still coming to terms with the loss of family members, homes and livelihoods. Over 4 million people were forced to leave their homes and it soon became apparent that millions of people did not have access to clean water, food and shelter. More, the majority of people living in affected areas had lost... Read More »

We only live once 人的生命只有一次

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

On 13 April 2013, we joined the service at Anhui Theological Seminary in China. A young student of about 20 was teaching the local people to sing a hymn, and her classmate was on the piano.  “We only live once; in this life I met the Lord. From then onward I am never separated from […]  

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The cult of normalcy and finding genuine wholeness in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

“We do not discover who we are, we do not reach true humanness, in a solitary state; we discover it through mutual dependency, in weakness, in learning through belonging.” (Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche, a network of communities for people with intellectual disabilities) I’ve been reading a book called Searching for Dignity: Conversations on human […]  

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