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Putting smiles on faces in Timor-Leste

Glebe Road Uniting Church, Ipswich has fostered a partnership with Ekaristi Church in Dili, Timor-Leste for the past nine years. Ekaristi church operates Marcelo 2 Eskola, a kindergarten and elementary school on the church grounds and Glebe Road members have raised funds to assist in the building of extra classrooms at the school. A visit to Timor-Leste in 2016 coincided ...

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These Timor-Leste kids love to see the dentist … meet the Aussie church members who made it possible

The Statement to the Nation (1977) made by the Uniting Church in Australia 40 years ago spelled out the enduring connection between the founding denominations and the churches of the Pacific and South East Asia. A partnership between Glebe Road Uniting Church, Ipswich and Ekaristi Church in Dili, Timor- Leste is proof positive of that evolving relationship. This report by ...

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Bridging the Timor Gap

Teachers at Marcelo II School, Dili, using laptops donated to them by Glebe Road Uniting Church. Photo by Noela Rothery.

A partnership between two churches in Ipswich and East Timor is helping change lives in both places. Mardi Lumsden reports. Glebe Road Uniting Church in Ipswich, west of Brisbane, has a long partnership with East Timor. When members, including Noela and Noel Rothery, experienced Timor for themselves through a UnitingWorld InSolidarity trip in 2010 they understood how a partnership could ...

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Making them Indonesians- child transfers out of East Timor

Monash University Publishing 2012, RRP $34.95 Reviewed by Selina Li Duke. "MY decision to write about child transfer out of East Timor was influenced by my interest in the 'stolen generation' of Australian Aboriginal children," says Helene Van Klinken, formerly of Indooroopilly and currently a researcher in Holland. Her book explores the little-known fact that during the Indonesian occupation (1975-1999), ...

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Foundation building for Timor children

IN MAY Rev John Ruhle and Rev Tanya Richards led a team to visit projects in East Timor supported by Uniting Church congregations. This included the work of the Timor Children’s Foundation which has its support base predominantly located in Queensland. The Timor Children’s Foundation continues to be engaged in two long term projects: supporting the St Mary’s Children’s Home ...

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Rebuilding East Timor Appeal

The Uniting Church in Australia, through Uniting Church Overseas Aid (UCOA), has been monitoring the situation in East Timor very closely, and keeping in regular contact with our partner organisations on the ground said Acting National Director Rev. John E. Mavor. YASONA, the community aid and development arm of the Protestant Church in East Timor (IPTL), has been under enormous ...

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Uniting Church helping rebuild East Timor

The fight for freedom from Indonesia for the East Timorese people may have ended after they voted for their president, raised their own flag, and sang their own national anthem on 19 May 2002. But the process of rebuilding the new nation of just over one million people remains a big challenge, which a young former East Timorese freedom fighter ...

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UCA offers education for East Timorese

Mr Andrew Johnson from the Office of Social Responsibility and Justice praised the work that is being done through the scholarship fund when he personally visited students in poor families in East Timor. The Uniting Church provides over 200 scholarships to pay fees for senior high schools students, university students, and young men and women for trades education. “During the ...

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Why give when there’s so much need at home?

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact the Australian economy, UnitingWorld’s Cath Taylor explores how the Christian faith shapes attitudes towards globally-focused generosity. With millions out of work in Australia and the economy flailing, we put a simple question to a couple of Queenslanders: “In the midst of so much need here in Australia, why do you continue to support ...

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Go beyond, but start here

UnitingWorld’s Cath Taylor reflects on expectations and transformations over the Christmas period and how the journey towards positive change is life-long, relational and hard won. There’s an assumption about “poor people” that gets splashed around this time of year, when many of us are celebrating and feeling a tad guilty about it. It shows up in the face of the ...

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