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  • 25 November to 10 December 2016 (begins with the Christian Network – Talanoa (CNT) Break the Silence Sunday 20 November 2016)

    18 November 2016

    The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence runs from November 25 – the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to December 10 – International Human Rights Day. It is a global campaign to focus efforts towards working to eliminate violence against women in our families, our communities and our more»
    16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign
  • CWS speaker 10 Nov 2016

    18 October 2016

    Christian World Service invites you to hear Rev Francois Pihaatae, General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches speaking on ‘Peace in the Pacific’ on Thursday 10 November, 7.30pm at Grey Lynn Presbyterian Church, Auckland – see more here Peace in the Pacific more»
    Peace in the Pacific
  • 13 October 2016

    Last week CWS launched an immediate appeal for Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. Christian World Service has sent the appeal to Churches and Individuals on its database.CWS advises that Hurricane Matthew has caused terrible damage in the region where 70% of the people live in poverty.  Thousands of people have lost their homes and many are more»
    AMB strongly supports the CWS Haiti Appeal
  • Update

    21 July 2016

    We are pleased with the response to our 2016 Projects Booklet with several parishes (and cell groups) pledging to support specific projects. As a result the following projects are now fully subscribed: Melanesia – Christian Care Centre, Solomon Islands ($700) Vege farm – Melanesian Sisters ($350) Sewing project - Melanesian more»
    Pledged support for our 2016 Projects
  • 20 July 2016

    Our Projects Booklet for 2016 has been sent out to parishes giving information about the projects that are being supported by Anglican Missions during 2016.It is hoped that this information will provide all who give so generously with details about where their donations go; and also provide opportunities for parishes, rohe and individuals to more»
    Projects Booklet 2016
  • 12 July 2016

    Lent began on Ash Wednesday on the 10th Feb and followed through to Easter Sunday on the 27th March. This year we have three exciting projects that are in need of your support. more»
    Lenten Appeal 2016
  • 1-2 July 2016 ChCh

    20 June 2016

    Are you interested to see mission thrive in your church. Book by 24 June to attend this Hui to be held at Laidlaw College, Papanui, Christchurch.See more»
    NZCMS Link Hui Invitation
  • 16 June 2016

    The Anglican Missions Board appointed independent reviewers to undertake a comprehensive review of all matters related to the Board’s Governance. An independent Governance Review report was completed with 33 recommendations to enable best practise Governance within Anglican Missions. The report was comprehensive in scope covering every area more»
    Governance Review
  • 17 May 2016

    Father Michael Lapsley,  Director of The Institute for Healing of Memories, South Africa recently spoke at the United Nations panel on “Atrocity Crimes, Transitional Justice and Healing of Memories” organised by the World Council of Churches together with South Africa's Permanent Mission to the UN: –  more»
    Father Michael Lapsley and the Institute for Healing of Memories
  • after Cyclone Winston

    13 May 2016

    Help a Family to Rebuild their Home! Anglican Missions is asking for support towards a post cyclone disaster relief plan, in partnership with the Diocese of Polynesia, to rebuild the village of Maniava in which most buildings were destroyed by TC Winston in February. Thirty-three homes need to be rebuilt at an estimated cost of $7,000 each. more»
    Rebuilding Maniava
  • a CWS initiative

    12 May 2016

    We would like to encourage you to support a new Christian World Service initiative. Operation Refugee gives you a chance to  give some help to refugees.   The challenge is to live on the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week, 16-20 June, and raise as much money as you can.  You are supplied with the rations more»
    Operation Refugee
  • is now available

    9 May 2016

     Our Annual Report for the year 1 January to 31 December 2015 has now been printed.  Copies are at the General Synod this week (6-13 May) and will be available at Diocesan Synods during the year.  “It is pleasing to report that funds related to the provision of Mission Grants, Allocations and Emergencies ($1,435,560) more»
    AMB's Annual Report for 2015
  • 31 March 2016

    Cyclone Winston was the strongest cyclone to make landfall in the Southern hemisphere with devastating consequences for Fiji and nearby islands. Those who are least prepared are the poorer more isolated communities.There are 3 phases of an emergency of this kind, the 3 ‘r’s are the ‘rescue phase’, the ‘relief more»
    Cyclone Winston: Rebuilding Phase
  • An update from Mike Hawke

    14 March 2016

    Our Projects officer Rev. Mike Hawke has returned to Fiji once again to assess damage and work toward a response plan from Anglican Missions in partnership with the Diocese of Polynesia. He has sent through some of his initial experiences and reactions below.ManiyavaThey say "you don't get a second chance to make a first more»
    A Brief Look at Post-Cyclone Fiji
  • 26 February 2016

    On Saturday morning 20 Feb 2016, Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall on Vanuabalavu Island with maximum wind speeds of up to 106 miles per hour and was moving at a speed of 22 knots per kilometer. The cyclone passed between the two main islands destroying almost everything in its path before leaving Fiji in the early hours of Sunday more»
    Cyclone Winston Update
  • 22 February 2016

    Anglican Missions is launching an emergency appeal in the wake of Cyclone Winston. We are asking for your support to provide disaster relief to our brothers and sisters in the Pacific who have been affected. more»
    Cyclone Winston Emergency Appeal
  • 1 December 2015

    The Common Life Missions Conference began with a powhiri welcoming the guests and delegates to the Conference and there followed three and a half days of opportunities to share, network, listen and speak about all aspects of mission - the theme being 'Mission Together'.  Approximately 400 people, including Church leaders from around more»
    Common Life Missions Conference 2015 - DVD's available
  • 15 November 2015

    November 2015“The container has arrived in Vanuatu and opened so that the goods to the estimated value of $50,000, so generously donated by Companies and individuals, can now be distributed for the rebuilding of Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam earlier this year.In Vanuatu, a special thanksgiving & launching ceremony presided by Bishop more»
    Update on the Vanuatu rebuild/container project
  • 3 November 2015

    AMB has sponsored a project which was co-ordinated by Dr. Rosemary Dewerse (one of our guest speakers at the recent Missions Conference) to produce a set of postcards that draw on Advent texts to stimulate your missional thinking.27 artists from across the Province have gifted their talents to this project.  Each postcard is of a different more»
    Advent Art – Missional Postcards
  • 4 August 2015

    Our Church Support Officer, Rev Mike Hawke has recently returned from a visit to the Solomon Islands.  He was there to discuss missions projects and relief for emergency projects as well as leading training workshops for clergy. As part of his visit, various useful gifts were able to be passed on to the clergy and others in ministry more»
    Recent visit to our partners in the Solomon Islands – July 2015
  • DVD's will be available

    14 May 2015

    The AMB will be holding a Common Life Missions Conference 2015 at King's College, Otahuhu, Auckland. About 1000 delegates from our province and across the globe are expected to attend. link»
    Common Life Missions Conference (CLMC) 2015
  • 10 April 2015

    As at end of May 2015, the Cyclone Pam Emergency Appeal stands at approximately $46,800. We are amazed by the generosity of so many. Thank you so much for your support. All funds will be transferred to our partners, the Anglican Church of Melanesia, in order for them to facilitate their Disaster Relief Plans.Click here to download a report from more»
    Cyclone Pam Appeal Update
  • 2 April 2015

    Anglican Region of Port Vila & New CaledoniaDiocese of Vanuatu & New CaledoniaChurch of the Resurrection, Tagabe31st March 2015 P O Box 1031, Port Vila, Republic of VanuatuTel: +678 5341769 – Senior Priest: Revd. J P Bani: +678 7773925 – Regional Secretary/OfficeE-mail: pvncanglican.region@outlook.comPVNC Regional Disaster more»
    Cyclone Pam Regional Disaster Assessment
  • 1 April 2015

    Gidday from Santo where I have spent the night with the Melanesian Brothers. I almost tripped over a couple of them in the middle of the night. It is so, so hot that they sleep on the concrete floor, which makes the route to the toilet quite hazardous! Having observed the meagre rice and noodles that their counterparts in Vila offer, I spent some more»
    31 March -  From our man in Santo, Revd Mike Hawke
  • The details from on the ground assessments.

    25 March 2015

    Joint National Disaster Management Office – Vanuatu Country Team  Needs Assessment Mission to Tafea Island Province and includes the Islands of Tanna, Aneityum, Futuna and Erromango17-18 March 2015Introduction:The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) together with representatives from the Vanuatu Country Team (VCT) conducted an more»
  • 18 March 2015

    Fe'i Tevi - who is a member of our General Synod Standing Committee - tells how it was to live through Cyclone Pam when it hit Vanuatu and what he thinks needs to happen now2 / 13    LLOYD ASHTON   |  18 MAR 2015  |MORE SHARING SERVICES In the week leading up to Cyclone Pam shrieking more»
  • From Dr Abraham (General Secretary, Anglican Church of Melanesia)

    17 March 2015

    I managed to speak to Fr. Michael Tavoa who looks after our Mission to Seafarers office in Vila. He confirmed that much of the communication system is still down and only slowly coming back. Power and water has been cut off since Friday and most of the shops are still closed with few opening only to clean up. Only one of the bigger supermarkets more»
  • 19 February 2015

    In response to Radio New Zealand reports today, CWS released the attached media release.  18 February 2015Double the Aid Effort in Syria and Iraq Christian World Service supports calls for more aid to groups providing relief on the ground in Syria and Iraq as unmet needs spiral.  “What is important is to get help to those more»
  • So what are your plans for 2015?

    19 December 2014

    “No food, really means ‘NO food’. If you don’t catch fish, you only have your crops to eat”“Fijian people are so welcoming. We were strangers, but they treated us like family”Youth MissionThe AMB gave some generous financial support to assist another Youth team to go on mission to Fiji. They visited remote more»
    FIJI – Young and 'Old'
  • by Global faith leaders in Rome

    8 December 2014

    Leaders of the world's largest faiths come together with a goal to end slavery. more»
    Universal declaration against slavery
  • 5 December 2014

    The national general elections are brewing. “VOTE” posters are up all around town and plastered on just about every taxi in sight. Lately there have been visits to college from local candidates campaigning for votes. link»
    Peter and Kahu Bargh - 191  Melanesian Days
  • From Archbishop Winston Halapua

    5 September 2014

    “Military Commander Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga has called on the nation to pray for the safe release of 44 Fijian soldiers held captive by a militant rebel group in the Golan Heights” The Fiji Times, Saturday 20 August more»
    Urgent Call for Prayer
  • 29 August 2014

    We have arrived!:
    Our wake-up call begins at 6 am. Roosters crowing, mango and banana vendors pushing their bikes and calling out, rubbish collectors shouting, pigeons cooing and flapping, prayer bells ringing, house-workers washing clothes, bikes and motorbikes tooting, kids in school uniform setting off for school. This is life in our little street. link»
  • May/June Update from the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

    5 August 2014

    My dear friends, The Middle East is groaning. You hear about what is happening in Iraq and the many Christians who are being forced to leave their homes and also those who were killed by ISIS (Daash). Over 1,500 have been killed in Gaza and 8,000 were injured in the recent days because of the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Syria is suffering... more»
    The Middle East is Groaning
  • 3 to 7 November 2014, Manukau

    31 July 2014

    Since 1997, movements of church-based transformation have been catalyzed in more than 60 nations through the Disciple Nations Alliance Vision Conference. These events provide a unique opportunity to unite the local body of Christ around a powerful, Biblical vision for church-based social transformation and to receive practical training and tools to put it into practice immediately. more»
    NZCMS: DNA Vision Conference
  • Emergency Anglican Missions Appeal 2014

    22 July 2014

    The crisis in Gaza has the hospitals in the region struggling with shortages in medicine, fuel for the electrical generators, and food for patients, staff, and the people in the surrounding community. The Al-Ahli Hospital has suffered structural damage to the ventilation systems in the operating theatre and emergency room, and damage to many windows. Hospital staff are working around the clock receiving the wounded and providing emergency care... more»
    APPEAL: Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza
  • CWS calls for end to Violence in Gaza

    14 July 2014

    Christian World Service is alarmed at the harm being done by the escalating violence to civilians in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian territory. CWS supports the call for an immediate ceasefire and an end to all forms of violence. Our prayers are for all those people who have lost loved ones, are injured or are traumatised in Israel and more»
    APPEAL: CWS Palestine Appeal
  • Pray for Peace in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East

    10 July 2014

    Please keep the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East in your prayers. Pray for the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Al Ahli Arab Hospital as the bombing continues in Gaza. Also pray for the people of St George's Church in Baghdad (part of our 2014 Lenten Appeal) as many Christians are forced to flee Iraq. more»
    A call for Prayer
  • An academic travel course on mission & evangelism in the Diocese of London

    3 July 2014

    We have all heard the news and analysis: the Episcopal Church in the US has shrunk by 24% over the last decade, and prospects for much of the church look dim. Many reasons for this decline are offered: growing secularity, the rise of the “nones”, changing attitudes towards religion and religious observance, the encounter with other more»
    Learning from London: Mission and Evangelism in the 21st Century
  • NZCMS Mission Partner Jo Rogers returns home from serving at Msalato Theological College.

    30 June 2014

    "The weather will be just one of many adjustments I will have to make as I prepare for life back in the 'West'. Seven years seems to have gone by very quickly and I wonder what God has got ahead for me. It's been a life-changing experience and I think I will return as a more mature and confident person than when I left New Zealand. I thank God for all my experiences here." Read more from Jo at the NZCMS website... link»
    Seven Years in Tanzania
  • Mission Update - June 2014

    26 June 2014

    In this update we have included links to our new edition of Mission Action and our Annual Report for 2013. We have a new mission tip, the latest news from our website, and information on our two current appeals: the 2014 Lenten Appeal and the Emergency Appeal for the Solomon Islands. link»
    Latest news from Anglican Missions
  • Island Time Travel Log

    11 June 2014

    Peter and Kahu are spending 192 days in the Solomon Islands. "Most of our time so far has been spent adjusting to the heat, however we have been able to record some brief and very general daily reflections." link»
    Peter and Kahu Bargh in the Solomons
  • General Synod prioritises Mission - Anglican Taonga

    14 May 2014

    General Synod yesterday resolved to set up a Commission to make mission “the central theme of the church for the decade (from) Advent 2015 to Advent 2025.” In the mind of Robert Kereopa, Executive Officer of the Anglican Missions Board, a Decade of Mission will allow the church to reconnect with its legacy. link»
  • Update Report from the Anglican Church of Melanesia

    24 April 2014

    This is a short report compiled by the Aid & Program Office on behalf of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) Provincial Disaster Committee update on Emergency Relief Action and possible Recovery Plan for the 2014 Flash Flood Disaster which affected parts of Honiara city (areas closer to Matanikau River Bank) and Guadalcanal... more»
    Disaster Relief Supply Distribution
  • Chairman of the Disaster Committee for the Anglican Church of Melanesia

    10 April 2014

    According to the reports this morning: 23 people dead, 18 in Honiara/ Guadalcanal, 3 in Malaita and 1 in Isabel. The number will rise as the search continues. 30 plus people are still missing and around 12,000 to 20,000 people left homeless. People are living at make shift tents, school halls, and class rooms. This is the biggest disaster recorded so far in the country. more»
    Solomon Islands Update from Father George Elo
  • Anglican Missions Launches Appeal for the Solomon Islands

    8 April 2014

    The Anglican Missions Board is launching an emergency appeal in aid of the people of the Solomon Islands subsequent to the recent devastating floods. Anglican Missions is currently in discussion with the Anglican Church of Melanesia, the Anglican Alliance (for Development, Relief and Advocacy) and Christian World Service to assess the most appropriate response, accepting that support is urgently needed for emergency relief and rebuilding... more»
    Solomon Islands Appeal
  • 2014 Lenten Appeal

    12 March 2014

    This week we pray for the counsellors Jaimala and Deaconess Lesila at the House of Sarah. May God bless them as they seek to be a blessing to others. We also pray for the the people who find comfort at the House of Sarah. link»
    Pray for the House of Sarah
  • Mission Update - March 2014

    5 March 2014

    In this update we have our latest editions of Partners in Prayer and Mission Action, and information on how you can get involved in our latest Lenten Appeal. We also would like to introduce our new staff member and we have a new mission tip. link»
    Latest news from Anglican Missions
  • Archbishop Philip calls for Prayer

    12 February 2014

    At the time of the meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Auckland in late 2012 we were privileged to host Archbishop Deng of South Sudan at Taranaki Cathedral for a weekend. His visit deeply touched many people and his hopefulness and strong commitment to the building of a new nation left a lasting impression.This link brings to our more»
    Pray for the Church of South Sudan
  • Tonga: Support Womenpower

    16 January 2014

    Christian World Service has launched an appeal to support the women of Ha’apai and Vava’u organising clean-up operations in Tonga.They are part of Ama Takiloa a network of women’s groups throughout Tonga who have been deeply involved in disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation.“Responding after disaster is what more»
    APPEAL: CWS Tonga Cyclone
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