Tag: International focus

  • International partnerships support churches in our global region

    Kerry Povey, Chair of the International Partnerships and Development Commission, delivered a report to the 45th Annual Meeting of the Synod of WA on Saturday, highlighting the work of the commission. Kerry explained that the commission is engaged with four key partners, in West Papua, Timor Leste, West Timor, and Sri Lanka.

  • Supporting church partners in a COVID-19 world

    Dr Sureka Goringe, National Director of UnitingWorld, gave an update via livestream on the work of the agency at the 45th Synod today, Saturday 11 September. UnitingWorld is an agency of the Uniting Church in Australia, partnering with global churches as they work with marginalised and vulnerable communities in their local contexts. Sureka began her […]

  • India’s ‘Corona Tsunami’

    India’s COVID-19 surge has overloaded its struggling heath system and is causing thousands of deaths per day. Uniting Church partners, the Church of North India (CNI), are not immune. Battling to keep people fed as a second lockdown wreaks havoc, and spreading critical health information to help beat the spread of the disease, they’re on […]

  • Asylum Seeker Policies Need Drastic Change

    The Uniting Church, Synod of Western Australia yesterday expressed deep sorrow at the human cost of the current deterrence regime on asylum seekers. Members agreed that generally people do not flee their home, family, friends and community to undertake perilous journeys without very good reason. Australia’s policies relating to asylum seekers should be driven by […]