July, 2016

In Zimbabwe, churches implore: “be responsive to the cries of our people” – WCC

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

21 July 2016 The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) and UnitingWorld are concerned about the deteriorating political situation in Zimbabwe, as expressed in a joint statement from church leaders to the World Council of Churches (WCC). UCA President Stuart McMillan has called on the members of the UCA to pray for Zimbabwe and the work of the Church there. “We cannot ignore the plight of the people... Read More »

Will the ceasefire hold in South Sudan?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

18 July, 2016 The recent violence in South Sudan that resulted in the deaths of over 300 people has thankfully deescalated over the past week. South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and first Vice-President Riek Machar have ordered a ceasefire, and we are praying that it will hold long enough for government agencies to restore stability and humanitarian agencies to respond to the crisis. The Presbyterian... Read More »

Papua New Guinea famine: Food reaches remote communities

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

12 June, 2016 In response to the famine emergency caused by El Nino-driven drought in Papua New Guinea, UnitingWorld and its partner the United Church in PNG (UCPNG) have been distributing food and providing vital leadership to ensure relief operations reach the worst affected areas. Collaborating with the World Food Program (WFP) and Church Partnership Program (CPP) agencies, UnitingWorld and UCPNG... Read More »

Violent clashes in South Sudan raise fears of civil war

Monday, July 11th, 2016

11 July, 2016 More than 300 people are reported to have been killed in South Sudan since heavy fighting broke out between political factions late last last month. Intensifying gun battles between government and opposition forces in the capital Juba and in the north-west town of Wau have resulted in dozens of civilian casualties, and thousands have been displaced from their homes. Leaders of the Presbyterian... Read More »

China flood disaster: a call for prayer as millions impacted

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

July 6, 2016 Heavy rain around China’s Yangtze river basin has left 128 people dead and scores missing, Chinese media says, with more damage feared from a typhoon expected to land this week. Our partner church, the China Christian Council (CCC) has today requested prayers during this disaster. In response, Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) President Stuart McMillan has written a pastoral letter... Read More »