Make your next gift green. Support small farmers like Leticia in the Philippines through Gifted.
A bi-monthly news bulletin exploring development, global justice and the work of CWS. Past issues can be read here
Buy a life-changing gift that will bring joy and justice this Christmas. Your gift is a donation to the local partner running programmes in their community. Order a gift like Start a Garden so someone like Leticia can grow food. CWS sends you a quality card to pass on to family, friends or colleagues, or choose the e-card option. Order online or call 0800 74 73 72. Photo: ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Operation Refugee. You have risen to the challenge. In Auckland, Anglican young people walked to Petra in Jordan under lockdown. Others have limited their food budget or shared meals with friends. Together you raised over $32,000 to provide education, medical care and emergency food for refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. Thank you! It’s not too late – contact David if you have something in the pipeline.
Climate Justice is urgent. General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches Rev James Bhagwan has arrived in Scotland with a message for climate justice. He is taking our prayers and Pacific voices to COP26, critical climate talks. CWS volunteer Meghan Stewart Ward has prepared a backgrounder so you know what is at stake. We encourage you to pray for a good outcome and take action. Photo: PCC
A Blessing came to us. Our Spring Story is from René and his family in Nicaragua. They were delighted to receive emergency food parcels and seeds after last year’s double hurricanes. Along with other small farmers, they expressed thanks for these deliveries from CEPAD (Consejo de Inglesias Evangelicas Pro-Alianza Denominacional or Council of Protestant Churches) funded in part with your donations. René has recently planted more seeds that he hopes will continue to feed the family through Covid-19. Please support our Spring Appeal so people can grow the food they need.
Joy and Justice is the theme for this year’s Christmas Appeal. The resources will be posted this week. Please order posters, envelopes and envelopes here or call Jordyn on 0800 74 73 72. Photo: ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
Help wanted. CWS is looking for a volunteer in Christchurch who would be willing to film Murray for our Christmas Appeal videos. If you can help, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 366 9274. Photo: ACT Alliance/Sandra Cox
Afghanistan Update: Thank you for supporting the Afghanistan Emergency Appeal and contacting MPs asking for increased humanitarian aid and assistance to people wanting to resettle here. With the start of winter, the situation has worsened. Read more. Photo: CWS Asia
CWS opposes the use of Killer Robots and is asking the New Zealand Government to support initiatives for a global treaty. The National Director helped present a petition to the Minister of Disarmament and Arms Control Phil Twyford last month. Read more.