Girl’s Education: Breaking the cycle of conflict and poverty

Adela in class at Charbagh-E-Safa Girls High School in Jalalabad.

Adela in class at Charbagh-E-Safa Girls High School in Jalalabad.

Afghanistan is one of the hardest places in the world to be educated if you are a girl. Thirty years of chronic instability and conflict, and the almost   complete lack of educational opportunities for children under the Taliban, have had a dramatic impact on children’s education and wellbeing in Afghanistan.

But things are changing. Afghan women and local communities are confronting injustice all over the country and education is  proving to be the key to a better future.Continue Reading

Ecumenism an agent for peace

Australian Heads of Churches demonstrate Christian unity at the National Council of Churches in Australia Forum.

Australian Heads of Churches demonstrate Christian unity at the National Council of Churches in Australia Forum.

Australian churches have agreed to pray in solidarity with persecuted people in the Middle East at the recent National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) Forum held this past July in Melbourne. Delegates attended the Forum from the Uniting Church in Australia and a range of other denominations including Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Indian Orthodox  and Coptic Orthodox traditions. Continue Reading