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Mothers Union: so much more than cups of tea

“Mothers Union advocates and campaigns at local, national and international levels to see these changes become a reality. Members are passionate about issues of social justice, communicating with governments and decision makers, and collaborating with other charities and organisations to help bring a united voice for change,” says Diocesan Mothers Union President Bev Perry

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Anglicare Australia joins call for UN to stop charity attacks

Anglicare Australia and other leading charities, including The Fred Hollows Foundation, St Vincent de Paul and the Aboriginal Executive Council, have written to three UN Special Rapporteurs on democracy and freedom of expression, calling on them to take urgent action to stop new rules targeting charities

Syrian refugee family in Hungary on their way to western Europe, 2015 (Photo: Paul Jeffrey/Life on Earth)
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WCC expresses grave concern over expiry of UN resolution allowing cross-border humanitarian assistance to North West Syria

In a letter to the UN Security Council, World Council of Churches acting general secretary The Rev’d Dr Ioan Sauca expressed grave concern over the impending expiry on 10 July of the resolution allowing cross-border humanitarian assistance to North West Syria

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Archbishop Phillip Aspinall calls us to pray for peace in Palestine and Israel

“Last week I received communications from the National Council of Churches in Australia circulating several statements from the World Council of Churches and the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The statements call for prayers for peace in Palestine, Israel and the Holy City of Jerusalem, and I thus encourage our Diocesan community to join in these prayers,” says Archbishop Phillip Aspinall

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Bundaberg Anglicans say ‘no’

“For the second time, Anglican Mothers Union Bundaberg held three events to support the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign. This year, we partnered with Bundaberg Regional Council, who show their commitment to raising awareness of domestic and family violence through the Red Bench Project,” says Bev Perry, Branch President of AMUA, Bundaberg