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2017 General Community Development Fund

Anglican Alliance monitoring group

The Anglican Alliance monitoring group inspecting the recovery effort in 
Fiji following Cyclone Winston. © Julianne Stewart/ABM, 2016

Community Development Program





This is part of the Community Development Program: Learn more about ABM’s Programs

ABM works with many partners and organisations who share common goals and visions. Through this General Community Development Fund, ABM chooses to give contributions to others to support them and witness to Christ’s saving, forgiving and reconciling love for all people.

One such organisation is the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA). Through ABM’s support of CAPA, 30 bishops from five Anglican Provinces in Africa will be equipped with skills of providing leadership in a changing context.

The areas that will be covered include planning for holistic mission, the use of asset-based approaches, strategic planning and team building, managing time, nurturing a healthy spiritual lifestyle, engaging with centers of influence including political leaders, the media and how to work ecumenically with other faith institutions. 

Such training is critical in Africa where the ministry context of these Provinces, and indeed for the whole of Africa, is rapidly changing with increasing complexity. This is a time and context where CAPA says the leadership of bishops needs to be visionary, compassionate, creative, courageous and passionate.

The Rev Canon Grace Kaiso, the General Secretary of CAPA said,

“We would like to appreciate the support from ABM, as it is contributing to making the Church relevant to the needs of the Communities in Africa. This initiative is taking shape and has great potential for the Church to bring her influence to bear on the unfolding events in these regions.”

The General Community Development Fund also contributes to the work of the Anglican Alliance. This organisation brings together those in the Anglican family of churches and agencies to work for a world free of poverty and injustice, to be a voice for the voiceless, to reconcile those in conflict and to safeguard the earth.

In September 2016, ABM joined an Anglican Alliance monitoring visit to tour the rebuilding work being carried out by the Anglican Church in Fiji, after the devastation of Cyclone Winston in February 2016. ABM’s generous donors gave $45,000 to the Cyclone Winston Emergency Appeal and, through support of the Anglican Alliance, ABM was able to ensure those funds went where they were needed most. It is important for ABM to support the work of the Anglican Alliance and be a part of international conversations.

Please give generously to this project that helps ABM further its community development work in diverse but important ways.

XG011ZD needs $116,989 in 2017 (tax-deductible)



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Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.