Christian World Service is seeking expressions of interest from persons who would like to become a member of the Board of Trustees. CWS is an international aid and development agency that serves its partner churches of New Zealand and its local partners in developing countries. We are looking for a nominee who is passionate about […]
An open letter to the New Zealand Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of Finance, from fourteen leading New Zealand international aid agencies Dear Prime Minister Ardern, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Peters, and Finance Minister Robertson, We thank you for the unprecedented steps your government has […]
COVID19 – The Work Must Go on Christian World Service is continuing its work to end poverty. We are in contact with our international partners who are experiencing many of the same situations – all are worried about what happens if COVID19 is not contained. Now we are approaching the highest Alert level, we want […]
Expect to hear the warm sounds of music from Zimbabwe on Friday, March 6 for the World Day of Prayer services. Local women’s groups will host these services using material written by women from Zimbabwe. The service and Bible study “Rise! Take your Mat and Walk”, focus on the meeting between Jesus and a man […]
We are grateful for the generous donations to the Christmas and other appeals. Staff and volunteers are working hard to catch up on receipting, delayed by the move. Receipts will be in the mail in the next few weeks. Christian World Service has moved its main office to the Aldersgate Centre, Durham Street Methodist, 309 […]
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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