October, 2017

Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Methodist agencies unite to respond to humanitarian catastrophe

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Joint Statement from – All We Can, Methodist relief and development (Britain) – United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR, USA) – UnitingWorld (Australia) – Irish Methodist World Development & Relief We are committed to standing together in solidarity as Methodist and affiliated international development and relief agencies bringing urgent emergency assistance to... Read More »

Theology of gender equality builds momentum in the Pacific

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

19 October 2017 Church leaders from across the Pacific are meeting in Fiji this week for a 5-day workshop on the theology of gender equality and its role in ending violence against women. The intensive training joins together leaders of women’s fellowship groups and ministers of churches in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Kiribati and Tuvalu to grapple with Biblical representations... Read More »

How much do you know about Bali?

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Take the quiz… Bali – it’s one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations but there are a few surprises beyond the tourist strips.  How knowledgeable are you about one of our nearest neighbours?  Take our quick quiz and find out why our Uniting Church is investing in the Balinese people.   How many Australians visit Bali annually? More than 600,000 Around 1.2 million Too... Read More »

Asoka’s story

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Just one of the kids Three-year-old Asoka doesn’t look like a goat farmer. But alongside her family, she’s responsible for bringing up goats that are essential to her future. Not only will this trio of kids eventually head off to market and bring in a price that will help Asoka’s family pay for medicine and food, but their manure is being sold on to local coffee bean farmers who are loving the... Read More »

Celebrating #GirlPower on International Day of the Girl

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child, a day to promote girls’ empowerment and highlight the many challenges faced by girls across the world. We’re making a difference for girls all over the world who experience poverty, discrimination, violence and exclusion from school at rates much higher than boys. Meet some of our changemakers. Tapaita works as a ‘RaitMama’, teaching... Read More »

Visiting Fiji these holidays? Think of the children

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

“Palangi!” they cry gleefully, waving the bananas we’ve slid to them through the window and peering in at us as though we’re some exotic species, which I guess we are. This is the far north of rural Fiji – no resort-wear here – and these kids have little English and even less contact with white […] The post Visiting Fiji these holidays? Think of the children appeared first on... Read More »