women & children

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.

God's Justice: study materials on just relationships

God's Justice: study materials on just relationships

Just relationships between women and men, girls and boys are fundamental to human flourishing – the abundant life that God wills for all God’s children. However, in our churches and communities around the world we are falling short of this Gospel imperative.

The training, formation and equipping of church leaders and ministers in this area is essential as they prepare to show and tell the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Sacrament and Word and in the lives they live.

The Salvation Army's yearly 'State of the Nation' report is released

The Salvation Army's yearly 'State of the Nation' report is released

Are You Well? Are We Safe? 

This year’s State of the Nation report by the Salvation Army takes a well-being approach to considering our social progress as a nation. It looks at the differences between those of us who are doing okay and the most vulnerable New Zealanders.

NZCCSS summarises the key policy and inquiries to keep an eye on in the New Year

NZCCSS summarises the key policy and inquiries to keep an eye on in the New Year

Policy Watch highlights the latest news, research and policy developments relevant to the NZCCSS mission to work for a just and compassionate society in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Nov 19th - the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse

Nov 19th - the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse

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.

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.