2017 Annual Funding Event recipient brings her project to fruition

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2017 Annual Funding Event recipient brings her project to fruition

At last year’s Annual Funding Event, Olivia Chapman pitched for funding on behalf of her organisation Emu Music. Liv and Emu were looking for funding for their second Emu Youth album, a compilation of worship songs designed to help teenagers praise God. Hear how funding from ADM has helped create their latest album No Love is Higher…

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Pranks, laughter and service: Deaconess Doreen Garrick

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Pranks, laughter and service: Deaconess Doreen Garrick

From spirited, mischievous college girl to dedicated, energetic deaconess, Doreen Garrick’s heart for the lost and vigour for the gospel has always been central to her identity. Her story reflects how God can work through the most ordinary moments and smallest decisions of our lives to bring about his glory…

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Helping churches support refugees

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Helping churches support refugees

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. Now, reports have come back from some of the churches and we share a selection of their encouraging stories…

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William Cooper: a Yorta Yorta Christian and his Bible

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William Cooper: a Yorta Yorta Christian and his Bible

“…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…

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Because of her, we can!

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Because of her, we can!

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'…

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Celebrating our deaconesses

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Celebrating our deaconesses

ADM was delighted to welcome a number of deaconesses and female deacons for a lunch in our offices on Friday, 13 April. These women have played a vital role in churches and communities across Sydney and beyond…

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Key findings for ADM and the church at mental health conference

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Key findings for ADM and the church at mental health conference

Keith and Sarah Condie, Co-Directors of the Mental Health & Pastoral Care Institute at ADM, were privileged to attend ‘The Struggle is Real’ – a conference on mental health and the mission of the church, at California Baptist University at the end of March. Keith and Sarah report on their time at the conference and their learnings…

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ADM invited to attend Skoll World Forum

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ADM invited to attend Skoll World Forum

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…

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‘Raising Resilient Parents’ course expands

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‘Raising Resilient Parents’ course expands

Sarah Condie, Co-Director of ADM’s Mental Health & Pastoral Care Institute, recently received the good news that more churches will have the chance to implement the ‘Raising Resilient Parents’ course, thanks to funding from Fuller Seminary in the United States…

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ADM grant recipient at the United Nations

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ADM grant recipient at the United Nations

Ruth Brigden – who receives an ADM grant to work with emerging female Christian leaders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory – recently attended the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission of the Status of Women (UNCSW62). Held on 12 to 23 March in New York, representatives from all over the world attended to discuss the main theme of ‘challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls’.  

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