Peacemakers was Mission of the Month at Christ Church, Virginia Water. Read the entry in Connection, the community magazine of Virginia Water.
Revd Andrew Ashdown: Syria Update
The Revd Andrew Ashdown is a member of our International Board of Reference. He gives his assessment of the current situation in Syria. For more information see: Aid to the Church in Need
Feeding Sudanese Refugees in Cairo
Every Sunday after church, Sudanese refugees in Cairo receive a simple meal. They get one or two sandwiches. We serve 6 churches from different denominations. In total about 850 people each week. Half of those are children. We do this because these people are refugees in Cairo and get very little help. It is also a small token of our love for them. And it encourages the community life of the churches. Continue reading
Archbishop Henry Orombi’s Teaching Ministry
Bishop Henry Luke Orombi, one of Uganda’s most respected leaders, lived through a series of intriguing life events culminating in his appointment as the 7th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda in 2004. Over the years, he has mentored thousands of youth, fathers and leaders both in religious and corporate fields. Continue reading
Kagera Christian Theological College (KCTC), Tanzania
In January, I visited Murgwanza in Kagera Diocese as a member of the Christianity Explored team to help train 130 lay leaders and youth leaders to use the course. Arising from that visit, Bishop Darlington Bendankeha invited me to return to Murgwanza to teach ordinands undertaking a three-year diploma course for ministry at the Diocesan theological college.
Kagera is situated in north west Tanzania high on a ridge overlooking the borders of Burundi and Rwanda near the shores of Lake Victoria. It is one of the poorest regions of Tanzania. More than half the population live on less that $1 per day. Continue reading
Olive Tree Planting in Palestine
One of the Five Marks of Mission widely adopted as an expression of contemporary Christian mission is “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth”.
Peacemaker Trust is therefore enthusiastic to support the Olive Tree Planting Campaign organised by the Joint Advocacy Initiative of the East Jerusalem YMCA\YWCA of Palestine and Alternative Tourism Group (ATG). Continue reading
Cyangugu Theological School, Rwanda
Stephen has just returned from a week’s teaching in Cyangugu, Rwanda. Bishop Nathan Amooti, the Anglican Bishop of Cyangugu, invited Stephen to teach a module on Judaism and Christianity at the new Diocesan Theological School, which opened in March. Continue reading
Revd Andrew Ashdown Joins International Board
We are pleased to announce that the Revd Andrew Ashdown has joined the Peacemaker International Board of Reference.
Read more about Andrew here
World Vision Australia
On my final morning in Australia I was invited to speak to the World Vision Australia staff in Melbourne. Tim Costello, Chief Catalyst for WVA and former CEO interviewed me about Christian Zionism and I took them through my Seven Biblical Answers presentation.
Church and State
During my visit to Melbourne I was introduced to some very special people. I enjoyed a breakfast with the Right Revd Philip Huggins, Assistant Bishop of Oodthenong, in the Diocese of Melbourne and Rev Ian Smith, Executive Officer of the Victorian Council of Churches. Bishop Philip is also President of the National Council of Churches in Australia. He has a strong interest in and actively contributes to welfare and multi-cultural issues and activities. We spoke of his forthcoming visit to Ramallah and burden for justice and peace in Israel-Palestine.