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.
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?
Bringing Church (Questions) to Canberra
ADM’s CEO, 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 that included leaders representing a range of Christian communities, from Hillsong Church to the Salvation Army and others.
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…
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…
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'…
ADM celebrates successful completion of refugee grant programs
In early 2017, ADM was privileged to award over $50,000 in small grants to eight churches across greater Sydney and Wollongong, for ministries of welcome and support to arriving Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Here's the latest update on these grants…
Struggle and healing: National Sorry Day
As we mark National Sorry Day, Pastor Ray Minniecon spoke with ADM about his work with the Stolen Generations …
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…
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 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.
AEF and ADM Launch Project for Aboriginal Women
Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship Australia (AEF) and Anglican Deaconess Ministries (ADM) have come together to design a Loss, Grief and Trauma Care Pilot Project for Aboriginal Women.
The 11-month project – beginning on 31 July 2017 – will be rolled out initially across Queensland, NSW and Victoria. It aims to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to explore their experiences of loss, grief and trauma, and support hope and healing through use of creative tools, all within a biblical framework.
Mercy & Justice In Action: A Practical Workshop
ADM’s recent Mercy & Justice in Action workshop, co-hosted with Hope for Sydney, provided many opportunities to learn from and connect with ministries that serve refugees and the homeless …
Mercy & Justice In Action
Be inspired about how you can become involved in ministry to refugees and the homeless at this practical workshop, run by ADM and Hope For Sydney.
ADM Awards $50,000 For Refugee Support
ADM is delighted to announce the recipients of over $50,000 in small grants for programs to support refugees in their local communities.