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Humans of our Prisons

Humans of our Prisons

People who have offended are usually survivors themselves but we don’t often hear their stories.

Anglican Advocacy, in the Diocese of Christchurch, have collaborated with the Howard League Canterbury to gather stories from people who have been in prison, through the courts, through Probation, or have any other connection with the criminal justice system in New Zealand.

96 Days Later, Nonstop Church Service to Protect Refugees Finally Ends

96 Days Later, Nonstop Church Service to Protect Refugees Finally Ends

When confronted with a complex global problem, such as human migration and refugees, it is easy to wonder what action you can take that will make a difference. Bethel Church in the Hague have recently ended a vigil that turned the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Developing a culture of care, compassion and inclusivity: Employment & Social Good

Developing a culture of care, compassion and inclusivity: Employment & Social Good

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.

A move on mental health

A move on mental health

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.

'More than welcome' - build a church where everyone belongs.

'More than welcome' - build a church where everyone belongs.

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

Oceans of Plastic

Oceans of Plastic

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.

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.

Turangawaewae Art Project

Turangawaewae Art Project

The Turangawaewae Art Project is a collaboration bringing together over 15 artists from across the lower North Island. 42 tangata (wooden people) have been turned into artworks exploring the impact of around 42,000 people living within the NZ definition of homelessness (at the last Census.) The artwork will stand on the forecourt of the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul until Sunday 3 Sept.