March, 2014

Bunny Hunting and Bigger Pictures

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Faced with a wall of chocolate bunnies in Coles my immediate impulse is to knock the head off one and devour it. We’re still almost two weeks out from Easter Sunday and my eldest daughter, with whom I’ve undertaken a “sugar fast” for Lent Event, would be pretty horrified.  The younger one would probably be […]  

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Update from Church Partner in South Sudan

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Updates from our Church partner in South Sudan this week indicate that despite peace agreements between the Government and rebel forces and international calls for calm, there is no end in sight for the conflict that has taken hold of the country since December last year. Rev. John Yor, the General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS) confirmed to UnitingWorld this week that... Read More »

New National Director appointed for UnitingWorld

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Uniting Church in Australia’s Assembly Standing Committee has appointed Mr Rob Floyd as UnitingWorld’s next National Director. The National Director role provides strategic leadership for the Agency. In announcing the appointment, the Assembly President Rev. Prof. Andrew Dutney says: “I welcome Rob’s service and leadership in the Church, and the part he will play in helping us live... Read More »

Water brings life in Papua New Guinea

Friday, March 21st, 2014

March 22 is World Water Day. In this insightful and personal blog, UnitingWorld’s Jane Kennedy reflects on the many benefits which clean and safe drinking water provides to remote communities in Papua New Guinea. Two weeks ago I was in Papua New Guinea visiting a UnitingWorld water and sanitation project in a picturesque village at […]  

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It’s Time for Change: stories of transforming leadership

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

In this issue: Hope rising: Young Leaders of Zimbabwe | It’s time for change: International Women’s Day 2014 | Lent Event makes a real difference | From Turramurra to West Bengal | Prayer for the Day | Upcoming Events Hope rising: Young Leaders of Zimbabwe There’s been excitement in the UnitingWorld office this week as we hear the voices of Young Leaders selected to participate in a Methodist... Read More »

Of Rights and Relationships: Listening to the Wisdom of Women and the Winds of Change

Friday, March 7th, 2014

March 8 is International Women’s Day. In this blog UnitingWorld’s Bronwyn Fraser shares encouraging stories from the Pacific, where partnering with churches and Women’s Fellowship networks is opening doors to address gender inequality and empower women and girls. Recently I came back from a whirlwind visit to Vanuatu. It felt a little like a trip […]  

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The ocean connects us. Christ unites us.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Excerpt taken from the blog of Uniting Church in Australia’s president, Rev Andrew Dutney.  February 20, 2014 I spent today in Suva representing the Uniting Church in Australia as our partner church, the Methodist Church In Fiji and Rotuma, mourned the death of its beloved, visionary President, the Rev Dr Tuikilakila Waqairatu; giving heartfelt thanks for his life and ministry at a service in... Read More »