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Dinah’s story – a gift of hope

“Dinah began to receive lessons in entrepreneurship through ABM’s Anglicans in Development (AID) Gender Equality Project: ‘I took a keen interest in this group because I had a bit of formal education, which helped me apply what I was learning’”

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Early missionary societies: history, medallions and a banknote

“Dr David Livingstone has long been a hero of mine. In 1841 he was sent as a medical missionary to South Africa by the London Missionary Society. Recently, I was the successful bidder at an online auction for a medallion celebrating the centenary of the London Missionary Society in 1895. It is a beautiful medallion and it motivated me to learn more about the society,” says Dr Peter Lewis

A host of young Earth Guardians gathered to share what they want to see protected the most in God's good creation at On Earth Fest at St Francis College on 16 October 2021
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Hundreds gather at St Francis College to explore the arts, faith and justice

Over 400 people gathered at the inaugural On Earth Fest at St Francis College on Saturday to celebrate the arts and faith, exploring how these intersect with justice, while raising over $2,100 for Anglican Board of Mission programs

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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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A journey of hope – one year on

“Before COVID-19, things were going well for Oliva and other members of the ABM-supported organisation. They were learning new livelihoods and how to organise themselves to make the most of marketing their agricultural produce. And, for Oliva, her husband’s work provided the family with enough money to meet their immediate needs,” says ABM’s Dr Julianne Stewart