CWS has launched an appeal to assist the estimated 1.5 million Iraqis who have been displaced by the violence in Western and Northern Iraq. For more information, or to make a donation, visit the CWS website.
The spring edition of sPanz magazine celebrates 50 years of Presbyterian Women Aotearoa New Zealand. We discover how Presbyterian women are addressing serious issues through Bridgebuilders. We introduce three women recently appointed to senior roles: PressGo Catalyst, Director of the Presbyterian Schools Resource Office and Archivist. We admire three generations of Maori women influenced by Turakina. And we share the Moderator’s final column on healing inequality. Plus...
Learn more about the discussion and outcomes from CWM's July "Building an Inclusive Community" conference, which focused on affirming and advocating for people with disabilities. The conference statement is available here.
The World Council of Churches is asking us to pray for those caught up in the current conflict in Iraq. An open letter to all member churches calls us to prayer to alleviate the anguish of the Christians, church communities and suffering people in the Plain of Nineveh. Read the letter
Applications invited for CWM’s 2015 Training in Mission programme. Fully funded, 10 months overseas, must be 18-30yrs. Download info & application, Send to Phil King email@example.com, Global Mission Coordinator by 15 September. This opportunity will suit those interested in cross-cultural mission.
A Christchurch-based group of church people has prepared a Gospel Manifesto for 2014 focusing on what they see as the five main priorities for election 2014. Read them on the Church website.
The Council of Assembly is delighted to welcome the Rev Wayne Matheson to the role of Assembly Executive Secretary-designate. Wayne will work alongside incumbent AES, the Rev Martin Baker, for a period of several months before Martin steps down. The appointment is subject to the October General Assembly’s ratification. “Appointing an AES-designate ensures continuity and a thorough handover to what is a complex and demanding role within the Church,” says Council of Assembly deputy convener, the Rev Dr Colin Marshall.
A six-member selection panel, chaired by...
Commissioners, observers and associates to General Assembly are reminded to enrol before 5pm 1 August (next Friday) to avoid the $50 late registration fee. Also accommodation near the Assembly venue is filling up fast. Read about these things and more in the latest Assembly Week Update.
Watch two video updates by the Moderator-designate, the Rev Andrew Norton, on some of the exciting streams and workshops that are part of the Inspiring Mission programme at Assembly Week, 3 - 7 October. More about the workshops and streams, including online enrolment, is on the Assembly Week website.