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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International Women's Day

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International Women's Day

It's time – time to recognise the vital role that women play in Kingdom work. This role is not additional or supplementary. It's not minimal or optional. Women are fundamental, essential and foundational to the work of building God's Kingdom ...

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Who was Mary Andrews?

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Who was Mary Andrews?

Mary Andrews College and ADM* stand on a legacy of inspiring women – one of whom is Mary Andrews herself. This courageous pioneer sets an example for women of faith today ...

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Meet ADM's new Chief of Operations

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Meet ADM's new Chief of Operations

Anglican Deaconess Ministries is proud to continue our heritage of exceptional leadership with the appointment of Clare Steele as the new Chief of Operations (COO), as long-serving Director of Operations Ken Breakspear steps down from this role ...

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2017 Fellows finish at ADM

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2017 Fellows finish at ADM

It’s been an incredible journey for our first cohort of Fellows, with their time at ADM coming to an end on 31 January. We caught up with them in the final month of their fellowship to ask about the experience and the inspiring projects they have created...

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Building A Safe & Strong Marriage in 2018

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Building A Safe & Strong Marriage in 2018

ADM's brand-new marriage course ­– Building A Safe & Strong Marriage – will be launched in 2018, created by our Mental Health & Pastoral Care Institute. Co-Directors of the MH&PCI, Keith and Sarah Condie, give a sneak peek into this home-grown course, which combines strong biblical content with significant insights from marriage research.

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ADM hosts Walk with Me (Mercy & Justice in Action) Workshop

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ADM hosts Walk with Me (Mercy & Justice in Action) Workshop

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.

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Take a tour with the queen of pop: Alissa Wilkinson

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Take a tour with the queen of pop: Alissa Wilkinson

ADM’s 2017 Visiting Fellow – New York writer, critic and scholar Alissa Wilkinson – led hundreds of people through the labyrinth of pop culture during a week of events from 9–14 October 2017. Read on to find out more about these events, described by attendees as “stimulating, engaging, urgent and thoughtful” …

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Seeing women flourish in 2017

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Seeing women flourish in 2017

As we come to the end of 2017 and reflect on what God is doing through the work of ADM, we thought you might like to hear a summary from our CEO of how ADM's ministries and programs have helped women to flourish in Kingdom work this past year...

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ADM supports new domestic violence shelter in Vanuatu

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ADM supports new domestic violence shelter in Vanuatu

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.

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Hundreds experience Life with the Luthers

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Hundreds experience Life with the Luthers

Mary Andrews College was asked early this year to do something to mark the 500-year anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to a Wittenberg church door in 1517. The outcome of this request was the ‘Life with the Luthers’ event held on 23 and 25 September, at which was attended by around 800 people. Rev. Jill Williams tells us about the day...

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