Uniting For Peace

Many conflicts around the world today are fuelled by religious intolerance and violent misuse of faith. Yet all religious traditions uphold ‘The sacred gift of life’ and should be promoting peace, locally and globally. It is vital people of different faiths come together to affirm common commitment to building peace – by overcoming divisions, working […]

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Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions – October Prayer request Posted: 07 Oct 2010 06:35 AM PDT What is a Fresh Expression? A Fresh Expression is a form of church for our changing culture, established primarily for the benefit of people who are not yet members of any church. It will come into being through principles of listening, service, […]

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Stories For Change 58

BANGLADESH Bangladesh: ‘Water, water …’ In water-rich Bangladesh, it’s shocking to think that millions of women and children still have to spend hours, even up to a whole day and night, travelling and queuing just to quench their families’ thirst.   In a country where clean water’s simply not on tap like it is for most […]

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More Than Gold

2012Games’ ‘your church and the A briefing to help your church make the most of this unique opportunity l Hear how churches responded at past Games – from Atlanta to Beijing – through outreach, hospitality and service l Learn of the tested programmes, and resources for all ages, to be available through More Than Gold […]

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NW Synod – Wheel Mission

Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 16:15:25 +0000 Subject: North Western Synod From: minister.stockporturc@gmail.com To: kendal.urc@hotmail.co.uk North Western Synod Wheel Mission – Carver, cards, cafe, cake and communion… Posted: 10 Sep 2010 01:33 PM PDT 14th August The Wheel Mission ended with a trumpet blast and a welcoming crowd at Carver Memorial Church Windermere where the […]

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Stories For Change 57

ZIMBABWE Highfield Uniting Presbyterian Church is situated in a high density area on the outskirts of Harare. On every street corner you find people selling basic food such as tomatoes and onions which they have grown on the land around their homes. Mothers can be found, with their children, sitting all day under trees trying […]

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Stories For Change 56

BANGLADESH Sharifa Begum from Kaligram in Mohanpur Upazilla got married when she was in class ten at school. In 1997 she became a member of Smrity Forum of The Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB). At that time literacy rate in that area was very poor and there was no one suitable to be […]

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Stories For Change 55

BANGLADESH A refuge from the storm Christian Aid partners have nearly completed its cyclone Sidr rehabilitation projects. Through their efforts, the partners have reached more than 33,000 households covering more than 150,000 cyclone affected poor people who are among the most vulnerable to natural disasters and the impact of climate change. Last year, the construction […]

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UN Matters June Newsletter

H.E. Helen Clark, head of the UN Development Programme; H.E. Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; and Dr Hans Blix, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, delivered major speeches at UNA-UK’s flagship UN Forum event in London on 12 June 2010. Entitled ‘An effective UN in a more secure and […]

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