On 8th July 2018 at All Saints Church in Palmerston North a Disability Awareness service was held, where people with disabilities were involved in different aspects of the service. We are delighted to be able to provide a video of the service.
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.
This summary is a snapshot of the findings in the report Property Management in New Zealand: The need for regulation. The findings, including more than 65 first-hand experiences from landlords and tenants, are consistent with those of other groups calling for regulation – including many property managers themselves.
More Than Welcome is a new resource to guide your church in how to deepen relationships with disabled people and build a church where everyone belongs. It was launched by The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at a major event on the 13th July at Lambeth Palace, to explore how people with disabilities can participate fully in the life of the church
Stories can have a far greater impact than more numbers and facts.
Jade Kake, a member of the Housing Portfolio Group has recently launched a podcast, called Indigenous Urbanism. The first four episodes are now live at indigenousurbanism.net and available on all podcasting platforms, with new episodes uploaded Friday mornings at 8am NZST.
This is a submission from Church Leaders of Anglican, Methodist and Catholic Churches. The Zero Carbon Bill will put a 2050 target in place to reduce emissions. It will set up the foundations and the institutions we need to get there. The Zero Carbon Bill also establishes an independent climate change commission and will support New Zealand to adapt to climate change.
In 2018 Anglican churches have the opportunity to mark Refugee Sunday Sunday 1 July. CWS has produced a pack of worship resources, which include an introduction with background on the theme, intercessory prayers and themed reflections on lectionary readings, plus links to more information and videos online.
Oceans of Plastic is a resource to help children understand the wonders of God’s oceans, the harm plastic causes and the actions we all need to take to protect the oceans and the creatures that live in them.
Written by Rachel Mash, Oceans of Plastic is a co-production of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, Green Anglicans and the Anglican Alliance.