Information and resources for your Church

Climate change, conflicts and now the war in Ukraine have created a global food crisis. It’s forcing people from their homes and leaving displaced and other vulnerable people facing life-threatening hunger.

In the Horn of Africa, an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding. One of the most severe droughts in recent history has left more than 15 million people facing acute food insecurity in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. 

And the fall of Afghanistan has left the population in a desperate situation, with news reports of some families forced to do the unthinkable and sell a child to pay for food to keep their other children alive.

We can and must help.  If you would like to take further action as a church, please consider dedicating a service to to help provide urgently needed food, water, and medicine to help communities survive this crisis.

Below you will find a list of resources as well as information on how to hold an open plate collection.

Resources

Liturgy, prayers and speaking notes for use during your services. Provided in Word and PDF format.

Information leaflets to be placed in pew sheets, newsletters and on bulletin boards. They are provided in A6 and DL sizes.

PowerPoints

A couple of appeal slides with giving information for use in Powerpoint during your services.

Open plate collections

Your congregation may also wish to support the people of Ukraine through an open plate collection.

If you have collected gifts as a church, this is how you can forward them to Act for Peace:

How to return your gifts

For any cash donations collected through an open plate collection, you can deposit the cash directly into our account at any ANZ branch.

Alternatively, you can deposit the cash into your account and then make a payment to us by cheque. 

Transfer the cash amount to Act for Peace using one of these three options:  

1. Cheque 

Pay the cash into your church account and then write a cheque, payable to ‘Act for Peace Ltd’ and post to us at:  

Hunger Crisis Emergency Appeal
Act for Peace – NCCA
Reply Paid 66886
Queen Victoria Building NSW 1229  

2. Bank deposit  

Deposit the cash into our account at your local ANZ branch. 

Account Name: Act for Peace Ltd 
BSB: 012 332
Account Number: 2323 75215  

Please ask the bank teller to include the reference EAH and your church’s Supporter ID (e.g. A-xxxxx-EAH) with the deposit.

4. Online transfer 

Transfer the money online to our account:  

Account Name: Act for Peace Ltd
BSB: 012 332
Account Number: 2323 75215

Please include the reference EAH and your church’s Supporter ID (e.g. A-xxxxx-EAH) as the description in the transaction.

 

If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact the Act for Peace Supporter Care team on 1800 025 101 or info@actforpeace.org.au. Thank you for your gifts that will help support local partners, through the Act Alliance, in the Horn of Africa as well as local partners in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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The international humanitarian agency of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

Act for Peace acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

© Copyright 2021, Act for Peace Ltd ABN 86 619 970 188