Sri Lanka Support

Background

Reconciliation and reconstruction in post-war Sri Lanka is a major mission activity of the CMN Congregation. The project arose out of a visit to Melbourne by Bishop Daniel Thiagarajah of the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India in 2008.  Following this visit, members of the congregation began their support for post-war reconstruction programs of the Jaffna Diocese.

After a congregation member visited Jaffna in 2009, interest in the project intensified. A return visit by two congregational volunteers in 2015 for a period of six months led to the congregation adopting this project.

Solidarity: funding a life-giving mission

The project has raised funds to support the Centre for Holistic Healing, orphanages, the work of local pastors, and for Jaffna College and Uduvil Girls’ College (the two Diocesan schools). Two congregation members continue to work from Australia as volunteer consultants for the Diocese.

Reconciliation and reconstruction from 30 years of civil war will take a long time.  The CMN congregation’s Sri Lanka project assists local people to implement projects that they believe will help improve the lives of those whose lives have been disrupted or devastated by civil war and its aftermath.

The congregation raises funds for and administers a Peace Fund to support this work.  You can support this mission project by:

  • Sending your individual donation to the ‘CMN Sri Lanka Peace Fund’ at the Uniting Church’s Fund Management, BSB 704907, Account no. 115716409.  Uniting Church Funds Management is at 130 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.  Australia.
  • Becoming a registered supporter through the Church’s direct debit scheme.  Contact johnbottomley@netspace.net.au for information about current projects and we will send a copy of the direct debit form to your mailing or email address.
 

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