Resources

biblical_basis.pngThe Biblical Basis for Missions and Development

A Discussion Paper on why holistic and sustainable development means participating in God’s redemptive plan and Christ’s mission of reconciliation and what this should look like. 

 

 

due_diligence.pngDue Diligence Guidelines

How to form great partnerships that operate with legal, financial and ethical integrity. 

 

 

 

justice.pngJustice for the Poor

God has called his church to be a voice speaking out against such widespread injustice and a remedy to the poverty it causes. We are called to live a counter-cultural life marked by justice, mercy, love, generosity, and selflessness. We are called to share of our resources to meet the needs of others, and as such we are called to loosen the chains of oppression for the poor. This paper explores our role in all of this. 

 

holistic_poverty.pngHolistic Understanding of Poverty

A Discussion Paper that explores what poverty really is, as well as what methods we should employ to address it.

 

 

 

Changing_Practices.pngChanging Practices and Mindsets Toolkit

This tool was designed to help those seeking to assist Christian faith-based actors involved in long-term residential care programs make the transition from institutional to non-institutional (family and community-based) child welfare programs.

 

 

Ethical_Volunteering.pngKinnected - Ethical Volunteering

How volunteers and visitors can best support vulnerable children. 

 

 

 

kinnected.pngThe Kinnected Program Booklet

Kinnected is an ACCI Relief run program, which seeks to preserve and strengthen families and assist children currently living in residential care to achieve their right to be raised in a family. ACCI Relief believes that the family is the best place for the holistic development and care of a child.

 

 

 

 

 

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Short-Term Missions and 'Orphanages'

What Australia's proposed ban on orphanage tourism means for the local church.

A new piece of legislation is likely to be introduced by the Australian Government in 2017-2018 which will, in effect, ban the faciliation of 'orphanage tourism' and seek to address the links between Australian foreign aid funding and 'orphanage trafficking' overseas.

This briefing note has been written to give Australian churches an overview of the issue and an understanding of the likely ramifications of the legislation for churches which engage in short-term missions (STM) and/or are funding overseas 'orphanages' (any form of residential care for children, hereby called RCIs).

 

 

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Partnerships with Overseas 'Orphanages'

Implications of the proposed Modern Slavery Act for Australian Charities.

A recently released interim report on Modern Slavery and Global Supply chains indicates it is likely a Modern Slavery Act will be introduced in Australia and that the prevention of 'orphanage tourism' will be included in it's scope.1  This will have implications for a range of Australian organisations and businesses, including Australian charities which currently fund overseas orphanages (or other forms of residential care) and/or facilitate volunteering and voluntourism (including short-term missions trip, or STM) to orphanages.

As such, this briefing note has been written to give Australian charities currently engaging with overseas residential care institutions an overview of the issue and an understanding of some of the potential ramifications of the proposed legislation.

 1. Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, 2017 Modern Slavery and Global Supply Chains, Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia.


One World Forum 2018

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Resources 

ACCI It's Not Fair! Monopoly

Day 1 - Rebecca Nhep, ACCI Missions & Relief:  Charity vs Justice

Day 1 - Dr Yiheyis Maru, CSIRO : Consumerism, Resource Equity and Climate Change

Day 1 - Rebecca Nhep, ACCI Missions & Relief :  Reinstating Equality: Gender Disparity and Social Protections

Day 1 - Nathan Buttigieg, Christian Super : Ethical Investing

Day 2 - Dr Stephen Fogarty, Alphacrucis College : Christian Ethics in Missions - Introduction and Biblical Framing

Day 2 - Chad Irons, ACCI Missions & Relief : Ethical Considerations in Missions Partnerships

Day 2 - Rebecca Nhep, ACCI Missions & Relief: Short-Term Missions: Ethical Engagement with Children in Short Term Missions

 

Audio 

Chad Irons: Applying the Justice Frameworks to the Churches Missions Programs.

Dr Yiheyis Maru: Consumerism, Resource Equity and Climate Change.

Nathan Buttigieg: Ethical Investment.

Ps Alun Davies: Biblical Framework for Justice.

Rebecca Nhep: Charity vs Justice

Rebecca Nhep & Katrina Gliddon: Reinstating Equality - Gender Disparity

Chad Irons: Applying an Ethical Framework to Missions.

Dr Stephen Fogarty: Christian Ethics in Missions.

Rebecca Nhep & Katrina Gliddon: Ethical Engagement with Children in Short Term Missions.

 


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