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Have you recognised Refugee Sunday?

Have you recognised Refugee Sunday?

Refugee Sunday is designated as 7 July in the Anglican Tradition, and World Refugee day is 20 June.

This year we highlight the plight of refugees from Syria, some of whom were already Palestinian refugees.

CWS has put together a bundle of resources for your service, including a bulletin insert, powerpoint, and 4 page planning sheet that includes prayers, actions, bible verses, and news.

Disability Awareness Sunday

Disability Awareness Sunday

Disability Awareness Sunday gives us the opportunity to reflect on disability and our faith.  At General Synod – Te Hīnota Whānui in 2018, the three-Tikanga social justice network disability group moved that this Church work to increase our awareness of disability issues within and beyond our churches. There are lots of resources to help you plan a Sunday service, here is just a sample.

Social Services Sunday is coming (4th July)

Social Services Sunday is coming (4th July)

Take a fresh look at Social Services Sunday this year by inviting to church a range of people from your local community who serve others through different organisations that support that infrastructure of care within our communities.

Take the opportunity to say thanks to the people in your local community and recognise the efforts of those beyond.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Every year Christians across the world gather in prayer for growth in unity. We do this in a world where corruption, greed and injustice bring about inequality and division. Our is a united prayer in a fracture world: this is powerful. This years Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from Ascension to Pentecost (May 30th -June 9th). There are numerous ways to participate, view the resource booklet for ideas.

Biodiversity - a visual guide

Biodiversity - a visual guide

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.

Lent Resources: "Hear the Stories"

Lent Resources: "Hear the Stories"

ABM Lent Study, "This Lent, Hear the Stories," is now available for free download. Written by Dr Julianne Stewart the study takes us on a journey around the world, hearing the stories of Anglican communities grappling with global challenges. Visit www.abmission.org/lent.

Safe and affordable housing for all - theology study guide

Safe and affordable housing for all - theology study guide

The following notes utilize excerpts from the Statement on Housing (in future identified as the SoH) and give background to some related biblical texts, as well as providing questions for discussion and reflection. Our hope is that they might be useful for preaching, small group, and individual reflection.