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’.
Rediscovering Australia’s Deep History
ADM Fellowship awardee Dr Laura Rademaker has been appointed to a prestigious position at the Australian National University, researching Australia’s deep human past.
Hub Graduate Creates Gospel Book for Those Living with Dementia
Jesus Loves Me is the end result of Dana Gruben’s* year in the 2017 Hub program. In this review on Dana’s recently-published book, we celebrate her hard work and the inspiration and guidance she received through the Hub. Review by Rev. Patsy Dahl.
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 ...
Fighting Female Trafficking
Penny Attwells is restoring and empowering women who have survived human trafficking through an innovative support program, writes Hayley Lukabyo…
Sharing the Storm of Postnatal Psychosis
For Deborah Vickers, becoming a new mum was a deeply traumatic experience. Now she is supporting other women who have experienced postnatal psychosis through a unique community ...
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 ...
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 ...
Success for ADM's First School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement
ADM’s first School of Theology, Culture & Public Engagement (STCPE) was a resounding success, with over 100 people experiencing the sell-out event from 22–25 January. Participants enjoyed four days of intense theological courses from world-class lecturers and practical workshops from ADM’s partner organisations, CPX and Seed, along with a number of other presenters...
Reflections From Our 2018 Summer Fellows
What a privilege it was to invest in five amazing Christian women and their projects this summer! Our Summer Fellows share about their experience at ADM and their accomplishments over the month of January...
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...
Reflection on The Hub 2017
Sarah Morse, one of ADM's Hub class of 2017 shared this poem at the Hub graduation, written as she reflected on a momentous year...
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.
Advent: A Beautiful Interruption
ADM's CEO Dr Kate Harrison Brennan launched Common Grace's Advent series with a reflection on Christ interrupting our world in a beautiful, political and dramatic way.
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.
ADM Hosts Master Trainer Workshop for Aboriginal Women
ADM was privileged to host 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women for a two-day Master Trainer Workshop on understanding the Aboriginal experience of loss, grief and trauma, on 18–19 November 2017.
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” …
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...
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.
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...