September, 2017

Disasters are routine – our responses can’t be

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Irma, Harvey, Maria – they could be your elderly neighbours sitting down for a cuppa and a Scotch Finger biscuit together. Except they’re not. They’re killers. And they’ve contributed to the second costliest year of natural disasters the US and Caribbean has ever seen. And it’s only September. Meanwhile, millions of people in India, Bangladesh, […] The post Natural disasters – an urgent... Read More »

Food reaches vulnerable in South Sudan

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

21 Sept 2017 If you contributed to our appeal to help stop hunger in South Sudan, thank you so much!  Your support has meant our partners PRDA have been able to get food and emergency supplies to more than 7,000 extremely vulnerable people in four areas identified as in urgent need (Padeah, Jiech, Pieri and Ulang). Most of their focus has been on buying, transporting and distributing basic food... Read More »

Methodist Church in Fiji sails for climate solutions

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

11 September, 2017 The President of the Methodist Church in Fiji (MCIF) is to join the crew of Fiji’s iconic traditional sailing canoe the ‘Uto Ni Yalo’ this week, as it sails to Matuku in the Lau group of islands.  Rev. Dr Tevita Nawadra Bainivanua will join the Uto ni Yalo in Moala and participate in activities on the island that focuses on building community resilience to climate... Read More »

Fiji: when cyclones shake the world, the Church shakes it back.

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

It doesn’t matter where I travel across this world of ours – China’s lakeside Colleges, India’s dusty villages, a storm-chewed community in one of Fiji’s most lush northern valleys – it’s always the mothers who sidle up to me for a chat. Maybe I’m a bit unusual – the white woman grinning at their kids […] The post Fiji: when cyclones shake the world, the Church shakes it... Read More »