Seeing vulnerable women flourish
Mercy & Justice News...
In early 2017, ADM was privileged to award over $50,000 in small grants to eight churches in the greater-Sydney region for ministries to welcome and support arriving Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
The grants were provided as part of the Syrian Iraqi Refugee Response led by Anglicare, in collaboration with five Anglican agencies, including ADM.
Around 1,200 refugees have been served this year by ministries funded through ADM grants. Churches have used the ADM grants – ranging from $1,300 to $16,000 – to create programs including welcome BBQs, homework clubs, ESL classes, playgroups, day trips, women’s dinners and employment support.
Now, reports have come back from some of the churches and we share a selection of their encouraging stories. God has certainly been at work!
“…Yorta Yorta man William Cooper grew up in a world shaped by these realities, and spent decades of his adult life challenging its injustice.”
In this extract from 2017 ADM Senior Research Fellow, Meredith Lake’s book, ‘The Bible in Australia: A cultural history’, we hear about the life and work of William Cooper: a Yorta Yorta man, a Christian, and a man who fought injustice and was central to the founding of NAIDOC week.
Larissa Minniecon is on the frontline of a new pilot project by AEF and ADM that is bringing hope and healing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and communities. We are sharing this story as part of NAIDOC week. This year, the theme of NAIDOC Week is 'Because of her, we can!' and so we wanted to celebrate the work of Larissa and the other women involved in 'Our Story'.
Applications are now open for ADM’s 2018 Annual Funding Event.
Are you a Christian woman with an idea, initiative or project that needs funding? How could up to $25,000 help you to use your God-given gifts for the good of the world?
Now in its third year, ADM’s Annual Funding Event provides an opportunity for entrepreneurial Christian women to bring their ideas and initiatives before a panel and pitch for funding…
In early 2017, ADM was privileged to award over $50,000 in small grants to eight churches across greater Sydney and Wollongong, for ministries of welcome and support to arriving Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Here's the latest update on these grants.
As we mark National Sorry Day, Pastor Ray Minniecon spoke with ADM about his work with the Stolen Generations …
ADM’s Director of Mercy & Justice Margo Leach was privileged to attend the 2018 Skoll World Forum on social entrepreneurship in Oxford, England. Running over four days in mid- April, the Skoll World Forum seeks to connect the world’s leading social entrepreneurs and accelerate their impact in large-scale social change.
The inspiring Walk with Me (Mercy & Justice In Action) workshop at ADM on 28 November 2017 explored the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
Special guest speaker Andrea Mason – 2017 NT Australian of the Year and 2016 Telstra Australian Businesswoman of the Year – shared about her experiences as an Aboriginal Christian leader and gave insight into the challenges facing Aboriginal women in remote areas. As Chief Executive Officer of Ngaanyatjarrra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council (NPYWC), Andrea spoke about the council’s successful work to break the cycle of domestic violence and other challenges in remote communities.
In the wake of the Cyclone Pam disaster, ADM gave $50,000 to Anglican Aid's Emergency Appeal (which equated to almost half of all funds donated).
ADM is thrilled to see these funds now being used to construct the first domestic violence shelter in Santo, Vanuatu, in partnership with the Anglican Church of Melanesia, Diocese of Vanuatu.
Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship Australia (AEF) and Anglican Deaconess Ministries (ADM) have come together to design a Loss, Grief and Trauma Care Pilot Project for Aboriginal Women.
The 11-month project – beginning on 31 July 2017 – will be rolled out initially across Queensland, NSW and Victoria. It aims to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to explore their experiences of loss, grief and trauma, and support hope and healing through use of creative tools, all within a biblical framework.
Throughout the year, ADM's Mercy & Justice Ministries run events to connect people who are interested in seeing vulnerable women flourish, and encourage them in thinking about these issues. We'll run our next event soon. If you're interested, sign up for updates below.