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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Update From URC NW Synod

Builders busy with the renovation of Macclesfield United Reformed Church got a big surprise when they unearthed a stone kilner jar, dating back to 1876, buried under the polished granite memorial slab set into the exterior of the church. Assuming it contained ashes, they immediately called the minister, the Revd Marion Tugwood, who knew that […]

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Stories For Change 54

ZIMBABWE Chickens, Clinics and Classrooms When Stanley Muzingwa gave up his job to be part of his minister’s dream, little did he realise that a few years on he would be responsible for a clinic, a school with sixty children and forty hens in the empty manse garage. Lomagundi Uniting Presbyterian Church of South Africa, […]

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West Cumbria Shootings

Dear All, You will be aware of the shocking news coming out of West Cumbria today.  In URC terms, as far as we know, none of our church members have been physically affected, but obviously such an evil bursting into an ordinary Wednesday will have an impact on many, many people. For most of us, not on the […]

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News From URC NW Synod

North Western Synod FURY Holy Land Visit Posted: 20 May 2010 06:08 AM PDT There is just 1 place left for the FURY visit to the Holy Land this September (3rd – 11th) led by Leo Roberts (North Western CYDO) and Stewart Cutler (Synod of Scotland CTDO) If you know of a young person (16+) […]

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Stories For Change 53 & Invite to Israel Palestine Day

Dear all, You will find  ‘Stories for Change 53’  attached together with a poster telling you all about our next Israel/ Palestine Activist day. We now have confirmation from our Jewish speaker but am waiting to hear from two members of the Muslim faith who have bee invited. Please do publicise this event. many thanks Linda ZIMBABWE […]

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