You can keep peace at the forefront of our church and community by taking actions for peace. Here are some examples:
Hope through Education – Sri Lanka
The North and East of Sri Lanka are still recovering from the effects of the former civil war, and the 2004 tsunami. The Pre-School Project coordinated by the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka supports five pre-schools in the Paranthan Circuit of the Killinochchi District and the Muttur-Vakari Circuit in the Trincomalee District.
Many children in these areas suffer from under-nutrition, affecting their capacity to learn. Providing a nourishing meal each day, and providing salaries for pre-school teachers helps children to access early education and grow their confidence in preparation for their schooling.
We have committed to support this project for 2019, and invite you to partner with us to provide hope through education.
You can donate by direct debit to:
Uniting Church in Australia
BSB: 036 001
Reference: Sri Lanka Preschools
In every country, gender-based violence is a tragic reality. This violence is frequently hidden, and victims are often silent, fearing stigma and further violence.
The campaign is simple but profound. Wear black on Thursdays. Wear a pin to declare you are part of the global movement resisting attitudes and practices that permit rape and violence. Show your respect for women who are resilient in the face of injustice and violence. Encourage others to join you.
Often black has been used with negative racial connotations. In this campaign Black is used as a color of resistance and resilience.
Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
Become involved in the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace: an initiative of the WCC member churches “to work together in a common quest, renewing the true vocation of the church through collaborative engagement with the most important issues of justice andpeace, healing a world filled with conflict, injustice and pain. Read more