News stories about or by ADM

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A SINGLE HOME…FOR ALL

Propel Sophia, November 2019

What does it mean to make a home as a single woman? ADM Senior Research Fellow, Rev. Dani Treweek, explores what the unmarried can teach us all about being a homemaker.

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A pilgrimage to Uluru

Eternity News, 28 October 2019

Brooke Prentis travels to Uluru and calls us to walk softly, gently and slowly on these sacred lands as we listen to the Creator’s story.

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‘The Bible in Australia’ wins Australian history category of PM’s Literary Awards 2019

Department of Communications and The Arts, 23 October 2019

Some of the judges’ comments: “This is a highly original look at our past; a highly readable narrative that reminds contemporary Australians of the forces that shaped our culture. Lake is comprehensive in her analysis of the impact of the Bible on Indigenous culture, its role in frontier conflict, and its cultural impact on 'free' settlers, and reform movements in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.”

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MENTAL HEALTH: NEW RESOURCES TO HELP AUSTRALIAN CHURCHES "REDUCE STIGMA" AND "OPEN UP CONVERSATIONS"

Sight Magazine, 9 October 2019

Sight Magazine interviews Sarah Condie and Rev. Dr Keith Condie, Co-directors of ADM’s Mental Health and Pastoral Care Institute about a series of free mental health resources, developed in partnership with Mary Andrews College.

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DOCUMENTARY: WOMEN WHO DO

ABC Compass, October 2019

Women Who Do shares the story of how ADM has carried out its vision of seeing women flourish over its 127-year history, and captures how ADM has responded to changing contexts and needs to continue to raise up women with theological formation for practical and public engagement.

Hope grows in Myanmar: “We never dreamed God would do this”

Southern Cross, 6 October 2019

The Rev Jackie Stoneman from Mary Andrews College, and Chris Gerardis and Lynn Pickersgill from Anglicare, were invited to go to Myanmar as part of a short-term mission in 2008. After their first experience, all three wanted very much to continue helping the local church, so have been going back ever since.

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Christian women visit PM to advocate for Pacific women and children

The Melbourne Anglican, September 2019

ADM CEO Kate Harrison Brennan and Mercy and Justice project manager Libby Sanders joined Australian Christian women leaders to meet with federal politicians in Canberra to address violence toward women and children in the Pacific.

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IT'S GOOD TO BE A WOMAN

Propel Sophia, September 2019

2019 ADM Creative Fellow Emma Pitman asks what makes a woman “good”.

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When christian women speak up

Sight Magazine, September 2019

An essay by ADM Mercy and Justice program manager Libby Sanders on her recent visit to Canberra with Christian women leaders advocating for women and girls in the Pacific region.

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Historic women’s delegation lobbies parliament

Insights, September 2019

ADM CEO Kate Harrison Brennan and Mercy and Justice project manager Libby Sanders joined Australian Christian women leaders to meet with federal politicians in Canberra to address violence toward women and children in the Pacific.

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Christian women leaders make "historic" visit to the Australian Parliament to advocate for Pacific Islander women and children

Sight Magazine, September 2019

ADM CEO Kate Harrison Brennan and Mercy and Justice project manager Libby Sanders joined 40 Australian Christian women in a historic visit to Canberra on to meet with politicians to discuss issues including violence against women and children in Pacific island nations.

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OBAMA AND GILLARD INSIDERS ON HOW THE LEFT CAN TALK TO RELIGIOUS VOTERS

ABC Religion and Ethics Report, August 2019

ADM CEO Kate Harrison Brennan on how centre-left parties can engage with voters who prize faith and values.

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BE FIERCE AND COURAGEOUS IN CELEBRATION

Propel Sophia, August 2019

ADM CEO Kate Harrison Brennan gives her reflections on one of our most urgent biblical and prophetic tasks: to celebrate with hope and courage because of Jesus’ resurrection.

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THEATRE THAT AIMS TO REACH ACROSS THE FAITH DIVIDE

Eternity News, August 2019

ADM Creative Director Jo Kadlecek’s Speak … Easy is a play written to spark conversations between people of Christian faith and no faith. It will premiere at the Sydney Fringe Festival in September.

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THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS UP FOR GRABS FOR CHRISTIAN WOMEN

Eternity News, July 2019

ADM opens applications for its Annual Funding Event, with $60,000 available for women leading gospel-shaped initiatives.

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CALLED TO CREATE

Propel Sophia, July 2019

ADM Creative Director Jo Kadlecek on our God-given need to create.

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WORSHIP! WITH ALL THE SENSES!

Eternity News, July 2019

Louise Gosbell on the value of taste and touch in connecting with God.

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THE GIFT OF INACTIVITY (aka sleep)

Propel Sophia, June 2019

Weary? There’s a nap for that, writes ADM Creative Director Jo Kadlecek.


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THE ONE THING

Geneva Push, June 2019

Keith and Sarah Condie, co-directors of the ADM Mental Health and Pastoral Care Institute, share how to build and maintain a healthy marriage.

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6 signs of a healthy church

Propel Sophia, April 2019

Sarah Condie, co-director of the ADM Mental Health and Pastoral Care Institute, shares what signs to look for to find a healthy church.

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TREATY CONFERENCE PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR A RECONCILING CHURCH

Sight Magazine, May 2019

ADM CEO, Kate Harrison Brennan and 2019 ADM Senior Fellow, Brooke Prentis, shared reflections on bringing unity within Australia at the “Christianity and Treaty” Conference, hosted by Scarred Tree Indigenous Ministries on 4th May.

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Have wheels…will travel

Eternity News, May 2019

Commemorating the centenary of the Bush Church Aid Society, Robyn Powell reflects on Deaconesses Grace Syms and Madeline de Labilliere, who in 1926 became the first two people to leave Sydney in the Women’s Van.

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John Dickson 'totally awakened' to Australian Aid

Eternity News, April 2019

ADM and Micah Australia co-hosted a panel discussing Australia’s role as a Global Neighbour and our foreign policy trajectory, where Dr. John Dickson and Senator Jenny McAllister featured on a panel moderated by ADM’s CEO, Dr Kate Harrison Brennan.

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Why we keep disagreeing on the Bible

Eternity News, March 2019

Andrew Judd, speaker at ADM’s 2019 School of Theology and Public Engagement, on the ways that “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” gives voice to the different ways that 19th century Christians interpreted slavery.

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OFFERING OUR WORK AS WORSHIP: HOW TO FIND JESUS IN THE WORKPLACE

Propel Sophia, March 2019

Mary Andrews College lecturer Kara Martin on navigating the workplace as a Christian.

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What difference does one lost coin really make? 

Common Grace, March 2019

Dr Kate Harrison Brennan launches our Lent series exploring the Parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin. This video is part of Common Grace's 2019 Lent Series exploring the Parables of Jesus and their subversive nature that call us to seek justice, with mercy and humility.

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The Lydia Project Podcast: Interview with Keith and Sarah Condie

The Gospel Coalition, March 2019

Host Tori Walker chats with Co-Directors of the ADM Mental Health, Sarah and Keith, about how their marriage works, how healthy marriages strengthen the church, and the Building a Safe and Strong Marriage course.

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Marriage: New Australian course aims to keep couples on track amid the ups and downs

Sight Magazine, March 2019

Keith and Sarah Condie, Co-Directors of the ADM Mental Health, share their research on what makes marriages successful in light of the launch of their Building a Safe and Strong Marriage course.

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The Pastor’s heart podcast: Interview with Keith and Sarah Condie

The Pastor’s heart podcast, March 2019

Keith and Sarah Condie, Co-Directors of the ADM Mental Health, discuss how they have been able to help ministry couples relationships that have been in crisis and the launch of their new course. 

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IS HAPPINESS IN THE BIBLE?

Eternity News, February 2019

Dr. Kirsten Birkett, 2018 ADM Fellow, discusses how human happiness factors into God’s vision for human flourishing.

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From pregnant teen to Australian of the Year

Eternity News, February 2019

Bernadette Black, ADM Annual Funding Event 2018 funding recipient, shares her journey from pregnant teenager to Tasmanian Australian of the Year.

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Re-Imagining calling for women in the christian framework

ABC Radio National: Soul Search, February 2019

ADM 2017 Fellow Meredith Lake, host of Soul Search, interviewed Katelyn Beaty, speaker at ADM’s 2019 School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement about her thoughts on calling for Christian women, as well as on conservative church culture in contemporary America.

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How the lamb chop ruined Australia

Eternity News, January 2019

Dr. Christopher Mayes, speaker at ADM’s 2019 School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement, examines the darker side of the history of sheep in Australia.

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HELPING A FRIEND WITH MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES

Propel Sophia , February 2019

Sarah Condie, Co-Director of the ADM Mental Health and Pastoral Care Institute, writes on how to care for a friend with mental health difficulties.

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Dos and Don’ts after you say ‘i do’

Eternity News, February 2019

Keith and Sarah Condie, Co-Directors of the ADM Mental Health, on how to build a safe and strong marriage.

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Women: Don't miss out on the 'goodness of work'

Eternity News, January 2019

Katelyn Beaty, speaker at ADM’s 2019 School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement, asks ‘Can we expand our thinking so we can affirm women as both mothers and workers?’

QUIET: A NEW WAY TO PRAY

Propel Sophia, January 2019

Our Creative Director, Jo Kadlecek, writes about Lectio Divina or "Divine Reading" in her devotion 'Quiet: A new way to pray' for Propel Sophia.


2018

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Can faith groups convince Australia to act on foreign aid?

Devex, October 2018

On Sept. 20, Christian women leaders representing ADM, Hillsong Church, Baptist Church, Citipointe Church, The Grainery and The Salvation Army headed to Parliament House to discuss the foreign aid budget and offshore asylum seeker detention with senior ministers and MPs. 

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HOW TO FLOURISH AT WORK WITH KARA MARTIN

Hope 103.2, September 2018

Mary Andrew College lecturer and author, Kara Martin spoke to Stephen O’Doherty on Hope 103.2 regarding her new book Workship 2: How to Flourish at Work.

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Australian Christian women advocate for world's poor at nation's capital

Sight, September 2018

A delegation of prominent Christian women met with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and MPs from both sides of Parliament in Canberra late last week to advocate for justice for the world's poor.

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Women Leaders Converge On Canberra

Insights, September 2018

Women leaders from across denominations of Australia’s churches and Christian organisations came together to advocate for policies of justice and care for the world’s poor.

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Christians give Canberra a lesson in female leadership

Eternity News, September 2018

A coalition of key female Christian leaders visited the nation’s capital for meetings with Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and MPs from both political parties.

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Guarding against elder abuse in church

Eternity News, July 2018

ADM is one of many Anglican organisations committed to addressing and preventing the issue of elder abuse by running a course at Mary Andrews College on ministry to the elderly. 

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The church should be sorry for what we tell women about the Old Testament

Eternity News, May 2018

Whilst in Sydney upon the invitation of ADM, London-based theologian Mary Evans met with Eternity News and shared how the church misrepresents women in the Old Testament. 

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Prayers of a legendary mystic reborn

Eternity News, April 2018

ADM Summer Fellow Robyn Wrigley-Carr, senior theology lecturer at Sydney’s Alphacrucis College, rediscovered the lost prayer book of modern mystic Evelyn Underhill. 

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HUB FOR CHANGE 

Southern Cross, April 2018 

ADM has begun its fourth year of The Hub, a mentoring program that coaches and encourages Christian female entrepreneurs to grow and develop projects designed for the benefit of others.

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BABY DRIVER 

Southern Cross, March 2018

ADM's Mental Health and Pastoral Care Institute Co-director, Sarah Condie, is helping new mums to build resilience through a course she is co-leading at Church by the Bridge, where she also works as Women’s Minister.

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Why the apostle paul doesn't hate women 

Eternity News, January 2018

Eminent American scholar Lynn Cohick, who spoke at ADM's School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement in January, says you can be both pro-Paul and pro-woman. 


2017

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PITCH PERFECT INNOVATION

Southern Cross, November 2017

ADM celebrated the gifts of Christian women and awarded $60,000 in funding to support their projects at its second Annual Funding Event on 20 September 2017.

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WOMEN ARE KEY TO CHANGING HOW WE VIEW FEMALES ON-SCREEN

Eternity News, October 2017

ADM's 2017 Visiting Fellow, Alissa Wilkinson, discusses how pop culture can be enriched by the voices of women. 

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WHAT CAN MOVIES AND TV TEACH CHRISTIANS?

Sponsored on Eternity News, September 2017

ADM 2017 Senior Research Fellow, Alix Beeston, interviews ADM Visiting Fellow Alissa Wilkinson on the intersection between faith and popular culture. 

SMALL GRANTS, BIG IMPACTS

Southern Cross, May 2017

ADM small grants are helping churches care for people arriving as part of the special Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Intake.

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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE WELCOME HERE 

Eternity News, 5 May, 2017

Mel Fung talks about how ADM’s The Hub enabled her to develop Jesus Club, a Bible study and fellowship group for people with intellectual disabilities.

ADM UNVEILS CITY 'GARDEN'

Southern Cross, May 2017

ADM has unveiled our newly-renovated office space, an all-in-one office and study space designed to enable women to flourish in Kingdom work. 

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GRANTS FOR REFUGEE MINISTRY

Southern Cross, February 2017

ADM will be releasing a total of $50,000 in small grants for churches looking to set up or grow their ministry to refugees. 


2016 and earlier

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WOMEN INSPIRE WOMEN TO SUCCEED TOGETHER

Eternity News, 23 September 2016

ADM's The Hub program is helping to coach and connect female Christian entrepreneurs. 

ADM ANNOUNCES NEW CEO

Sydney Anglicans, 16 June 2015

Meet our new CEO, Dr Kate Harrison Brennan, and discover her vision for ADM's purpose and future. 

 

From our CEO

Articles written by our CEO, Dr. Kate Harrison Brennan

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HOW TO SEEK JUSTICE ON THE HOME FRONT

Propel Sophia, December 2018

Dr Kate Harrison Brennan reflects on creating a work culture that dares to focus on justice and mercy within our office, as well as our mission. 

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Bringing Church (Questions) To Canberra

ADM News, 28 September 2018

Dr Kate Harrison Brennan, reflects on public justice, moral leadership, and the need for caring communities, after a historic visit to Canberra as part of a Micah Australia delegation of female Christian leaders.

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UNEXPECTED BEAUTY

Common Grace, 1 December 2017

Advent is a season to reflect on how Christ interrupted our world in a beautiful, political and dramatic way. 

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NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE: THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH IN A STRANGE NEW WORLD

Hope  103.2, 10 August 2017

An interview on Hope 103.2's Breakfast with Laura and Duncan about the role of God's people in the increasingly post-Christian western world. 

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THERE'S A POWER IN 'DOWNING TOOLS' TO TAKE A BREAK. AUSTRALIANS SHOULD PROTECT IT

The Guardian, 24 January 2017

Weekend penalty rates represent the power of the notion of the 'sabbath rest', a value that should be protected in Australia.

NO PLACE FOR EXILE: HOW CHRISTIANS SHOULD (NOT) MAKE SENSE OF THEIR PLACE IN THE WORLD

ABC Religion and Ethics, 16 December 2016

Against the trend of Christians 'exiling' themselves due to increasing opposition, Kate writes that Christians must work for the common good of the cities we live in.

BEING WRONG IS GLORIOUS

The Washington Institute, 17 June 2014

Being wrong in understanding beauty is glorious when it leads us to finding joy in God, whose beauty is unchanging.

 

Media Releases

Recent ADM media releases

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For the Church: free mental health video series and resources launched for World Mental Health Day, 10. Oct.

23 September 2019

The “10/10” initiative include 10 personal video interviews with carers, those living with mental illness, ministers and professionals, all aimed at addressing stigma and encouraging conversation around mental health within church communities.

2018 and earlier

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Re-Imagining Australia: ADM’s Annual Lecture to Host Award-Winning Historian Meredith Lake

22 October 2018

In a society that seems increasingly polarised, can understanding history play a role in shaping our future? Which stories of our shared past could enhance our current civic discourse?

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Christian women leaders united in historic visit to Canberra advocating for global concerns

20 September 2018

Women leaders from across the denominations of Australia’s churches and Christian organisations came together for an historic visit to Canberra advocating for policies of justice.

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ADM Awards $60,000 In Funding For Initiatives To Christian Women Leaders

19 September 2018

ADM has awarded over $60,000 to Australian Christian women from across the globe in its third Annual Funding Event.

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ADM to award over $50,000 in funding to women

1 June 2018

Now in its third year, the ADM Annual Funding Event provides an opportunity for entrepreneurial Christian women to bring their ideas and initiatives before a panel and pitch for funding.

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ADM recognises the contribution of foster carers with change to paid parental leave policy

6 June 2018

Through this update, ADM seeks to recognises that we, as Christians, have a responsibility to not only care for our own biological or adopted children, but to care for the most vulnerable children in our society.

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Meet ADM’s new Chief of Operations 

14 February 2018 

ADM is proud to continue our heritage of exceptional leadership with the appointment of Clare Steele as the new Chief Operating Officer. 

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ADM announces 2018 members of ‘The Hub’ 

 9 February 2018

Seven exceptional women have begun a year-long incubator and mentoring program at ADM called ‘The Hub’. 

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ADM announces 2018 Fellows

15 December 2017 

Six remarkable Christian women have been awarded 2018 Fellowships at Anglican Deaconess Ministries (ADM) after a highly-competitive selection process. 

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World-class speakers at new theology summer school

13 December 2017    

Held over four days, the STCPE is designed to help everyday Christians engage with and influence the spheres of work and culture in which they find themselves.

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ADM awards $60,000 to Christian women

20 September 2017

ADM has awarded $60,000 in funding to support projects by Christian women at its second Annual Funding Event on 20 September 2017.

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ADM and AEF launch project for Aboriginal women

4 August 2017

Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship Australia (AEF) and ADM have come together to design a Loss, Grief and Trauma Care Pilot Project for Aboriginal Women. 

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Workshop on refugee & homeless support

28 April 2017 

A practical and interactive workshop on refugee and homelessness ministry, run by  ADM & Hope For Sydney.

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ADM awards $50,000 to support refugees 

 19 April 2017 

ADM is delighted to announce the recipients of over $50,000 in small grants for programs to support refugees in their local communities.

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ADM welcomes new Chair of Board 

3 April 2017

ADM has announced the appointment of Rev Jenni Stoddart, School Chaplain at Abbotsleigh, as its new Chair of the Board.