The Christ we celebrate at Christmas comes in the form of the stranger. It calls us to open our hearts and our minds to the fact that this is the reality for many in the world. And prompts us to think about how, during Advent and beyond, we can continue to make room in our own lives for God, our neighbours and others.
“An enemy is someone who’s story you have not heard yet” Lisa. This is an awareness piece on Afghanistan and gives some insight as to why people are fleeing to Europe. It is important that we understand the root causes of the exodus of millions of people from their home countries. This piece was originally posted by TEAR Australia in Stories for Tomorrow.
We must never forget the circumstances – the horror and hardship – people are fleeing.
At the recent ‘Justice Conference’ in Melbourne, Artists from Tabor College were encouraged to prepare a piece of work on the topic of Justice and its personal implications for them as Artists. This post showcases some of their work.
In scripture we read of a better tomorrow. A tomorrow of justice, hope and peace. A tomorrow where every tear will be wiped away, the light of a new day will dawn and all will know the fullness of life in Christ. We live forTomorrow.
So how do we turn visions of tomorrow into actions today? Where do we start when confronted by the myriad of issues and challenges that confront our world now? For TEAR, we always seek to go back to our partners around the world and ask them what the primary issues they are facing are. When we did this recently, what arose were the twin topics of Women and Poverty and also Climate Change. #TEAR
How difficult it must be for people in wheelchairs or on crutches who have lost homes that were equipped with ramps and accessories. And for those who cannot see, there are now obstacles to overcome, as familiar paths have been destroyed. Phil Wilkerson