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2021 New Guinea Martyrs Appeal

“Each year the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea provides literacy and numeracy education to more than 3,000 women and men in 66 Literacy Schools around the country. Now, in an exciting new move, the Church also wants to establish early childhood schools, catering to children aged from three to five years,” says Dr Julianne Stewart from Anglican Board of Mission

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Emergency Action Alliance launched

“The Emergency Action Alliance will be activated when the most serious natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies occur. I think the Australian community will appreciate agencies coming together in a spirit of co-operation in times like this, rather than inadvertently ‘competing’ with each other,” says Anglican Overseas Aid CEO The Rev’d Dr Bob Mitchell AM

Fair Trade supporter The Rev'd John Martin is wearing a fairtrade polo shirt from Etiko, made in India from 100% certified organic and fairtrade cotton. The Fairtrade Mark on the left sleeve is a sign that the cotton and the manufacturing process all met global fairtrade standards. John is holding a selection of fairtrade tea, coffee and chocolate. These are available from some supermarkets, health food shops and the websites of Fair Trade Association members

Building back fairer

“Many Australians, including Christians, generously donate to aid organisations who assist in times of disaster and in the development space by helping to lift living conditions. Fair trade can be seen as ‘aid through trade’. We all make purchases, including tea, coffee, chocolate, clothes and other goods. Fair trade is a way of doing differently what we already do every day,” says The Rev’d John Martin from Resource Church the Parish of Robina, as World Fair Trade Day approaches on 8 May