Breaking ground: ADM Fellow Wins 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Award
For almost two and a half years, Dr Meredith Lake got used to writing in public libraries. She went from one “hot desk” to another, trying to piece together different historical documents to create a narrative about the Bible’s role in shaping Australian culture. It was tough going for the office-less historian, especially between pre-school drop off and pick up.
Q&A with Dr Natasha Moore, 2019 Annual Public Lecture Speaker
ADM caught up with Natasha in between her writing, researching, podcasting and preparations for the 7 November Annual Public Lecture ‘The Pleasures of Pessimism: On hope, culture and the end of the world’, and asked her a few questions that might help get us ready!
Flourishing: ADM’S COO Clare Steele appointed to lead Compassion Australia
Clare Steele, ADM’s Chief Operating Officer, has long been a supporter of Compassion Australia. Her family has sponsored a child for years, and her husband Matt, an Anglican minister, has participated in Compassion-sponsored pastor’s trips overseas.
But it wasn’t until Clare travelled with her family to Cebu City, Philippines, last year that she saw first-hand the extraordinary work Compassion was doing.
2019 Annual Funding Event Profile: Sarah Crowe’s invention offers the precious gift of sight and receives top award
When Dr Sarah Crowe, a Sydney-based ophthalmic surgeon, visited an eye clinic in the Solomon Islands, she saw first hand the serious vision problems of many residents. Even as she diagnosed them, she realised that few had access to treatment or surgery let alone glasses.
10/10 Video Series
For the Church: ADM’s Mental Health & Pastoral Care Institute launches 10 personal video interviews with carers, those living with mental illness, ministers and professionals, as well as a resource pack all aimed at addressing stigma and encouraging conversation around mental health within church communities.
Rev. Dr Katy Smith Appointed New Principal for Mary Andrews College
Because of her passion for theological education, her commitment to and vision for Gospel-centred ministry, and her exemplary Christian leadership and scholarship, Rev. Dr Katy Smith has been appointed the eleventh principal of Mary Andrews College (MAC) in Sydney.
My story – By Miriam Numamurdird
Miriam Numamurdird is the first local Christian leader in the Northern Territory to participate in a unique pilot program. An ADM Mercy & Justice Grant is providing Miriam with a two-year paid traineeship in Bible translation & leadership development. She is working in partnership with Rev. Kate Beer, CMS Ministry Development Officer for the Diocese. Hear Miriam’s story…
When Christian women speak up
Mercy and justice program manager Libby Sanders on her recent visit to Canberra advocating for action regarding violence against women and children in the Pacific region.
Celebrating Gospel-shaped innovation
ADM awards Christian women $60,000 for unique initiatives.
Worship! With all the senses!
An article by MAC lecturer Louise Gosbell on the value of taste and touch in connecting with God.
Rev. Canon Dr Alison Milbank's keynote lecture at STCPE 2019
The Rev. Canon Dr Alison Milbank’s opening keynote lecture at the School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement in January 2019.
Q&A with Michaela O'Donnell Long, 2019 ADM Visiting Fellow
Scheduled around this year’s Annual Funding Event, ADM will host Dr. Michaela O’Donnell Long from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA as a Visiting Fellow. ADM caught up with her recently and asked her the following questions…
Q&A: Bernie Black steps up in the brave world of leadership
When Bernie Black pitched at ADM’s 2018 Annual Funding Event, she knew exactly why she needed to be there: leadership development. Her organisation had grown and she needed help to lead well.
Rev. Jackie Stoneman Announces her Retirement
After 25 years on the faculty at MAC, including 12 years as Principal, Rev. Jackie Stoneman will retire at the end of 2019. Anglican Deaconess Ministries is grateful for Jackie’s faithful “labour in the Lord” and invites you to hear from her directly in this video.
Celebrating History in the Making
Thirty years ago as Queen Elizabeth graced the front page of The London Times, 14 Anglican women made their own headlines seven pages later in the same edition. The reason? They were the first women ordained as deacons in the Sydney Diocese. This past May, over 200 ministers and friends gathered in St Andrew’s Cathedral to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of that historic ordination.
Gospel Ministry Among Asian Australians
As a second generation Australian whose parents migrated from China in the late 1980s, 2019 Summer Fellow Grace Lung grew up attending a Chinese Australian church. Since then, she has worked in pastoral ministry with students, young workers and women. Through these experiences, Grace discovered the dilemma that’s guided her research.
Deaconess House Update
For over 125 years, Anglican Deaconess Ministries (ADM) has been focused on raising up women with theological formation for practical and public engagement. More than 100 years ago, several Deaconesses, along with the women and men who supported them, sought a permanent place for the headquarters of the ministries and 26-28 Carillon Ave, Newtown, (Deaconess House) was purchased.
Australia: The Good Neighbour? ADM and Micah Foundation Co-Host Panel Discussion on Foreign Policy
In a time of global suffering and political unrest, how can Australia best serve its global neighbours? As the nation approaches a federal election, how can Christians think biblically about engagement in politics?
How to Care for Those with Mental Illness: New courses provide practical help
When friends confide about their struggles with a mental health challenge, it’s not always easy for Christians to know how to respond. Beyond dropping off a casserole, what practical ways can we offer genuine love and Christian care?
Q&A with Jen Logan, artist and founder of Fer “Creativity, Gospel Truth and the Dignity of Making Art”
Jen Logan—winner of ADM’s 2018 Annual Funding Event—founded and leads Fer, an arts organization in the UK that produces creative and theologically inspired projects reflecting the Christian narrative. Recently, Jen was in Sydney on a family visit but made time to speak about her work at ADM’s March Engage session alongside two other artists. We caught up with her to get more of her story, what’s inspired her, what art means to her and of course, what her favourite creative meal is.