June, 2017

Time to give up charity?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

“Rough day at work, hey?” says my fifteen year old with a grin when she comes home and notices the first draft for our upcoming UnitingWorld campaign. “We don’t believe in charity,” declares my scrawl on a large sheet of paper, folded in two. It’s a tagline probably worthy of the raised eyebrow. For years […] The post Time to give up charity? appeared first on UnitingWorld Blogs.  

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Church Agencies Step Up on Humanitarian Response

Friday, June 16th, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE: June 16, 2017 The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has announced a consortium of eight church agencies, as one of the successful agencies that tendered for the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP). The “Church Agencies Network Disaster Operation” (CAN DO) consortium comprises of Caritas Australia (consortium leader), Act for Peace, the Adventist... Read More »

‘Montevideo Maru’ book sale to support UnitingWorld

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Australia’s worst maritime disaster, the sale of Margaret Reeson’s books will support UnitingWorld’s work in the Pacific. Montevideo Maru memorial at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra On 1 July 1942, the Japanese ship Montevideo Maru was sunk by an Allied submarine off the coast of off the coast of Luzon, Philippines. It was later revealed that... Read More »

Ending poverty starts with solidarity

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

To be totally honest, I didn’t think a beauty salon business was going to make the most compelling ‘poverty alleviation’ story I’d ever seen. Um – why are people in this highly disadvantaged part of the world popping off for a manicure? Surely they have better things to be doing with their money? This, I […] The post Ending poverty starts with solidarity appeared first on UnitingWorld... Read More »

Ending poverty starts with solidarity

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

To be totally honest, I didn’t think a beauty salon business was going to make the most compelling ‘poverty alleviation’ story I’d ever seen. Um – why are people in this highly disadvantaged part of the world popping off for a manicure? Surely they have better things to be doing with their money? This, I […] The post Ending poverty starts with solidarity appeared first on UnitingWorld... Read More »

Setting the world aflame from pages of the Bible

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

There are probably dents in my forehead from pressing it up against the window pane as Fiji’s coastline sneaks into view beneath us – I’ll never tire of watching the land creep up under the wing tip of a plane as we tilt away from the sun. There’s something about seeing the earth from the […] The post Setting the world aflame from pages of the Bible appeared first on UnitingWorld Blogs.  

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Setting the world aflame from pages of the Bible

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

There are probably dents in my forehead from pressing it up against the window pane as Fiji’s coastline sneaks into view beneath us – I’ll never tire of watching the land creep up under the wing tip of a plane as we tilt away from the sun. There’s something about seeing the earth from the […] The post Setting the world aflame from pages of the Bible appeared first on UnitingWorld Blogs.  

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