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.
Most New Zealanders and New Zealand organisations don’t tolerate overt racism. But small, seemingly harmless acts slip by. They’re easier to ignore or passively agree with. But every little bit feeds racism, and we’re taking a stand against it. Head to the givenothing website to download their toolkit, and apply the campaign in a way that suits you best.
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 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.
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.
In order to assist your understanding of the Bill - and its potential effects - we attach the work of the Inter Church Bioethics Council (ICBC) which is endorsed by the Anglican Church. We trust this will help you formulate an opinion and equip you to make a submission before midnight on Tuesday, 20 February, 2018.