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Newsletter: Violence and the Family

Violence and the Family

This newsletter on Violence and the Family is the first of a series of three issues on this theme. It includes articles from different regions of Africa, from Pakistan, Australia and UK. All make clear the prevalence of violence within the home, both between couples and against children, and the newsletter gives a wider Communion context to the work of the consultation for the Oceania region held in October at the Family Centre, Lower Hutt, Wellington.

06 DEC 2010 364 KB

Newsletter: The Family and Trafficking

The Family and Trafficking Trafficking

is a world-wide problem, driven by the same forces that drive the globalisation of markets, with no lack of demand and supply. In varying degrees and circumstances, men, women and children all over the world are victims of what has become a modern day slave trade. Almost every country of the world is affected either as a source, transit, and/or destination country for women, children and men trafficked for the purposes of sexual or labour exploitation. This Newsletter looks at Anglican and other Christian initiatives across the world, such as the Anglican Church of Southern Africa's response to increased trafficking around the Football World Cup, raising awareness in rural communities in India, and the care and support of

12 JUL 2010 1.08 MB

Newsletter: Reconciliation and the Family

Reconciliation and the Family

The Church preaches a Gospel of reconciliation. But what work does it do to help alleviate breakdown in relationships and discord within families and society? This newsletter helps to answer this question, with articles from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, bishops from the Congo and Mozambique, the Melanesian Brotherhood, parish priests in Argentina and Kenya, church workers and organisations in Israel, Ireland, Hong Kong, Columbia, Canada, Australia and England. There are amazing stories of forgiveness from people who have suffered horrific violence; of patient work to help parents whose relationship is breaking down and to support their children; of schemes to turn swords into ploughshares; and of efforts to help child soldiers, who ar

08 MAR 2010 825 KB