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Newsletter: Acts of Terror and the Family

Acts of Terror and the Family (Trinity 2006)

contains moving stories from all over the Communion, written by people who have suffered from acts of terror. They tell of the loss of family members and the pain of bereavement, the trauma of terror and its effects on the family and the wider community. At the same time there is hope in their journey towards recovery and healing and their efforts to lessen such pain for others.

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10 JUL 2006 114 KB

Newsletter: Families and Health

Families and Health (Newyear 2005/2006) 

contains articles from a wide range of countries in Africa, Asia and parts of the Western world telling of the efforts to combat malaria and malnutrition and work to promote understanding of HIV/AIDS and to prevent its spread.

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09 JAN 2006 118 KB

Newsletter: Women and Poverty

Women and Poverty (Trinity 2005)

tells of "the feminine face of poverty" and shows how women are often the most afflicted by poverty because of factors such as their lack of economic power; skills and status and the need to care for their families. Yet women's voices have not often been sought or listened to. In this newsletter, articles from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Uganda, South Africa, Brazil, Burma, India, Bangladesh, Israel, USA and UK enable the voices of some women to be heard.

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12 SEP 2005 400 KB

Newsletters: Families at the Frontiers of Faith

Families at the Frontiers of Faith (Eastertide 2005

This newsletter shows how many people face up to inter faith issues in family life, in inter faith marriages, in bringing up young people in an inter faith context. Projects and individuals in Jerusalem, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Indonesia and UK work to break down the religious barriers and develop understanding of a common humanity.

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11 APR 2005 103 KB

Newsletter: Moving Families

Moving Families (Michaelmas/Advent 2004/2005

tells the stories of people displaced from their homes by violence: in the Sudan and the Congo, Burma and Kosovo. Articles reveal the struggle to re-settle in a new land, often not knowing whether close family members are alive or dead. The newsletter also has articles about migrant workers in China, the Philippines and Hong Kong telling of their exploitation and encouraging action by churches and Christians to welcome and support them. The final section is about travelling families - the difficulties of gypsies in UK and the rapid changes to the life of nomads in the Sinai desert.

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20 DEC 2004 127 KB

Newsletter: International Year of the Family: Ten Years On - Problems and Progress

International Year of the Family: Ten Years On - Problems and Progress (Trinity 2004)

asks what has been achieved since the International Year of the Family in 1994. Articles from a wide range of countries tell of the increasing number of single parent families, of the changing role of parents with more women becoming the breadwinners and some men becoming more involved with the care of their children. A major concern over the ten years is the spread of HIV/AIDS and the newsletter tells of practical projects developed to help those affected by the pandemic.

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20 JUN 2004 141 KB

Newsletter: Abandoned Children

Abandoned Children (New Year 2003/2004)

tells of children fending for themselves in the face of danger and disease not only without adequate material resources but also without the love and emotional support that all human beings need to survive. But as well as of the horrors, articles tell of the work being done: the provision of refuges and day care for children in Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina, Burundi and Rwanda; the work of a church in Estonia to repair the building and use it as a centre for hungry and neglected children; the work of organisations in Scotland and England where even in such wealthy countries run away children and children in care need vital support.

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22 DEC 2003 117 KB

Newsletter: Violence and the Family

Violence and the Family (Michaelmas 2003)

This newsletter follows the regional African consultation held on this theme in Nairobi in 2003. It draws on the issues discussed with great energy and application by the 32 delegates at the conference and sets out their recommendations for action. Perspectives are also included from other parts of the Anglican Communion, showing how violence against women and within the family is endemic across the world and calling on the Church to listen

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12 OCT 2003 125 KB

Newsletter: Children and Work

Children and Work (Trinity 2003)

In 2003, the International Labour Organisation estimated there were 246 million working children aged between 5 and 17. Although some tasks can teach important skills, for millions their work is dangerous and destructive, depriving them of their childhood, if not their life. Articles from India, Malawi, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Sri Lanka, China, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Scotland show the international nature of such exploitation of children and work being done - often linked with churches - to help them.

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16 JUN 2003 69 KB

Newsletter: Food and the Family

Food and the Family (Christmas 2002)

This newsletter is one of startling contrasts. In some Western societies, obesity and ill health are the problems, while in many developing areas of the Anglican Communion the articles highlight malnutrition and starvation. But the picture is not simple and articles from UK tell of anorexia, a form of self starvation and its effect on family members. Other articles look at the effect of globalisation and practical ways forward such as the Fairtrade movement which works to ensure that food producers in the Two Thirds world are adequately paid for their produce.

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15 DEC 2002 69 KB