In response to the Christchurch shootings, here are the latest resources to pray, support, learn, and mourn.
Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that the world is becoming a much better place, but they actually even think the opposite. This is no wonder, when the news focuses on reporting catastrophes, terrorist attacks, wars and famines. It is important to put all the bad news in perspective.
Why? Because when we worry, or think a problem is too big to solve, we spend energy on the wrong things, and take away from the opportunity to share more joy, and justice.
The United Nations has created and made available for free a series of short courses on climate change topics. A selection is below.
As the church looks to both prepare and respond to climate change, these courses make an excellent supplement to small group discussion, or your personal knowledge bank.
The Kore Hiakai Zero Hunger Project is currently a collective of social service agencies focused on eliminating food poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand through finding lasting, structural, mana enhancing solutions. They invite us to join in seeking long term sustainable solutions to end food poverty and to ensure that all New Zealanders are empowered to source sufficient nutritious food in an ongoing way.
This compilation of employment stories are representative of examples of a departure from a purely profit motivated and driven business. They have all made a conscious effort made to be inclusive, and to focus on social good within the community, as well as running a successful business. As you read and explore, we hope you are inspired to support, participate, or even start something in your community.
In just a few days on November 19th, the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse will be recognised.
The Anglican Church is called to be a strong and consistent advocate for preventing violence against all people but particularly women and children. It is crucial that we are sensitive to the needs of all vulnerable people; promote healthy relationships; and provide a safe and supportive environment for those affected by abuse.
At the Tikanga Youth Synod (TYS) in June 2017, the issue of the unsatisfactory level of mental health awareness and discussion in the Church was identified as a priority, especially as so many people are affected by mental health in one way or another. Motion 9 was bought to GSTHW May 2018, and a small working group is now working hard to find, share and support the Anglican Church as it raises mental health awareness.
The Anglican fifth mark of mission is to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth. This visual guide to biodiversity has been adapted by the Anglican Alliance, and explores: what is biodiversity?; our dependence on biodiversity; theology of biodiversity in our faith heritage; what needs to be done, what is being done and causes for hope; and prayers.