Christian World Service is appealing for donations to support Samoan families affected by the measles outbreak. Sadly, 71 people mostly under five months old have lost their lives. Nearly 5,000 people have been infected with the virus. Donations to the appeal will enable trained community carers to provide psychosocial support for families. They will also […]
Unprecedented collaboration by 12 CEOs as humanitarian disaster in Syria worsens As the Syria crisis escalates, the heads of 12 New Zealand aid organisations have joined forces to call on the government to act on one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of this generation. Together they are calling for the government to resume financial support […]
CWS has prepared worship resources for Peace Sunday designated as August 4 in the lectionary calendar of Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches. Rev Jordan Redding has contributed a reflection that sharpens our focus on the work of the Maohi Protestant Church in our region and a litany for peace. The material is based on the […]
CWS is pleased to announce a new initiative with Trade Aid which will benefit Trade Aid producers and CWS partners. Donors will have the opportunity to buy direct from Trade Aid from July 1, and enter a special promotional code. Donors enter the words “ChristianWorldServiceFundraiser19” in the box marked Promo Code when ordering. When you […]
CWS invites parishes to mark Refugee Sunday designated as 23 June in the Methodist and Presbyterian calendar and 7 July in the Anglican tradition. World Refugee Day is on June 20. This year we highlight the plight of refugees from Syria, some of whom were already Palestinian refugees. Worship resources “What are you doing here, Elijah?” […]
Christian World Service (CWS) is seeking expressions of interest from persons who would be interested in being a member of its Board. Ideal person profile First and foremost: an empathy and understanding for the mission and purpose of Christian World Service and respect for its theological perspective, its history and ecumenical nature. For this vacancy […]
CWS is seeking expressions of interest for membership on its International Programmes Working Group. The Working Group, a sub-committee of the Board, is responsible for strategic decisions related to CWS partnerships, programmes and the international budget. It facilitates the voice of overseas partners in decision-making, including in the broader operations of CWS. We are looking […]
Claire Hart was recently elected as the new chair of Christian World Service’s Board. Auckland-based, she brings a fresh perspective to the work of an organisation that has served New Zealand churches for 72 years. According to National Director Pauline McKay, Claire brings some valuable skills to the role as CWS seeks to broaden its […]
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