Posts Tagged ‘Peacemaking’

Between Two Warring Tribes in Papua New Guinea

November 17th, 2016

The Highlands region of Papua New Guinea is known for tribal wars and this one has been deadly. After eighteen months of conflict between two tribes of a few hundred people, there are eight dead; seven on one side and one on the other. Key infrastructure has been levelled. The aid post, school, property and […]

Read more »

Passing the Peace in South Sudan

October 26th, 2016

I didn’t grow up in a Christian family, but living in the Bible Belt of the United States meant that I wasn’t short of church experiences when I was a kid. For a long time the norms and traditions of the church felt strange and unfamiliar to me, and there were a lot of things […]

Read more »

Australian South Sea Islander celebrations at Beaudesert

September 5th, 2013

A Shared History of Beaudesert and the arrival of South Sea Islanders 150 years ago: August 1863 – August 2013. A community commemoration was held at the original Townsvale Plantation (now Gleneagle) 24th August 2013 the date 150 years ago when South Sea Islanders were first bought to Queensland under a system of indentured labour. […]

Read more »

Mabuhay! Filipino for welcome and a lot more…

September 28th, 2011

Mabuhay! For any of you who have travelled in the Philippines, this common greeting will probably be familiar. The dictionary translates it as ‘welcome’ but like so many words, the formal definition fails to do justice to the energy and spirit behind the word. Much more than a formal welcome, mabuhay conveys the wish that […]

Read more »

Great food, growing peace & good development

September 26th, 2011

A guest blog from Hannah Ireland, who recently visited Mindanao as part of a Young Ambassadors for Peace workshop. Almost six weeks ago my first niece was born.  One day old when I first went to visit her in hospital, she was very small, and extremely cute. I remember thinking, that evening, about the life […]

Read more »

Confronting cultures of hatred and violence

March 30th, 2011

During Lent we will be reflecting on the five program areas supported through Lent Event, and why they are vital for good development. Today, Hannah Ireland (Young Ambassadors for Peace project assistant) considers the role of Peacemaking in sustainable Development. Over the last few months I have had the privilege of working with Joy Balazo […]

Read more »

No.13 – Lent Event as creating Peace

March 1st, 2011

with guest blogger Mrs. Margaret Reeson MA (National Committee Member, Relief and Development) on reason no. 13 of 21 to register now for Lent Event 2011. Check out the Act Reflect Connect blog for the full series. It was a clue. A notice taped to the door of the waiting area at a small regional […]

Read more »

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in these blogs are those of their authors and do not necessarily represent the views of UnitingWorld or the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia