On April 1, CWS launched Operation Refugee 2019, a fundraising challenge that gives you a chance to stand with refugees.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Download a 1 pg article by the Rt Revd Apimeleki Qiliho, Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Polynesia.
Extracted from USPG - Faith in a changing climate.