Building Youth Engagement in Indigenous Communities this Easter

ABM’s 2016 Easter Appeal is supporting young people in communities across the top end of Australia. Youth engagement will be a strong focus for the ABM Reconciliation Program in 2016 as it is clear that more needs to be offered for youth to find identity and purpose. ABM’s Reconciliation Coordinator, Mal MacCallum said, “Youth suicide

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Samaritans Opens New Emergency Relief Centre

Samaritans has provided emergency relief in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Mid North Coast regions of NSW for over thirty years, and soon will launch a new centre in Rutherford. Each month Samaritans provides more than 1,000 families with emergency assistance and relief throughout the Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions, supporting people

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ABM Fiji Cyclone Appeal

ABM is looking to raise $10,000 to support the victims of the recent cyclone that hit Fiji over the week-end. Initial reports say that 29 people have died and there has been a lot of damage to homes and infrastructure. ABM is in discussion with the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (of

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Samaritans Welcome New CEO

The President of the Samaritans Foundation, Bishop Greg Thompson, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Gardiner as the new Chief Executive Officer, who has last week. “The Board led an extensive recruitment process attracting high calibre applicants from Australia and New Zealand. Peter was chosen because of his extensive experience in the

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Merewether: Giving Hope for the Future

As families we love to give to others at Christmas time. At St Augustine’s Merewether we wanted the children from our Sunday School to think about others. Throughout the year, their offering has been amalgamated into church funds and we wanted them to have a greater understanding of where their money was going. So we

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Samaritans Christmas Appeal Wraps Up

Samaritans Christmas Appeal 2015 showcased the generosity and willingness of the Diocese to support those in need at Christmas. Christmas Lunch in the Park saw the community come together so that no one had to celebrate Christmas alone or go without. The annual event hosted by Samaritans began 15 years ago as a simple lunch

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Give Us A Sign: Peace

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” (John 14:27) Jesus spoke these words to his troubled friends on the night before he died. The troubles of our times can appear overwhelming. In our daily news we are bombarded with stories of war, terrorism, civil unrest and violence. The world is crying

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New Chief Executive Officer Appointed For Samaritans

The President of the Samaritans Foundation, Bishop Greg Thompson, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Gardiner as the new Chief Executive Officer. He will take up this role on 1 February next year. Bishop Thompson said, “The Board led an extensive recruitment process attracting high calibre applicants from Australia and New Zealand.

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From Gravel to Grass for Afghani Refugees

For Afghani refugees, playing soccer on gravel is a thing of the past thanks to the ongoing and generous support of the Belmont North/Redhead Anglican Church. The church has been sponsoring a team of young refugee men to play soccer in the Jesmond Football Club, allowing them to play one of the most popular sports

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