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Your Voice Matters

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While it is easy to agree and disagree with other people’s opinions, it’s actually rare for someone to take a stand and speak up either in support or against an issue in a way that counts. Why? Sometimes, it’s because they think their voice doesn’t really matter. Sometimes they are scared to let others know what they really think because it might not agree with the overruling sentiment. And sometimes, they really just don’t know how to go about it.

When it comes to issues that affect society, often the best way to be heard is to add weight to the voices of others.

This article contains information about different ways you can do this such as starting or signing a petition, organising or joining a protest or demonstration, writing to Members of Parliament, and making submissions.

Helen’s Headlines

Produced by Helen Calder, Helen’s Headlines are short resources with a Christian ethos for anyone involved in leadership of a Christian charity or church, especially smaller ones. With 40 years of experience, including 17 years as executive director: finance and services at the Evangelical Alliance, Helen is well-placed to share the lessons she has learnt during a career in industry and the Christian charity sector.

Each resource introduces key points on a topic, often including a checklist for action and signposts to more detailed information on the subject. They cover aspects of the following areas: governance, strategy, management and leadership, money, personal matters and end of life.

All Helen’s Headlines resources are available for anyone who finds them useful. This includes trustees, staff and volunteers of charities and churches, as well as individuals.

Calling for a new phase of life

When there is change ahead we need to seek God’s guidance and ask Him to reveal a new sense of calling for the next chapter of life.

Managing Stress

A level of stress that gets adrenaline and cortisol going and brings out our best performance is healthy. However in our 21st century world many of us experience undue levels of stress and pressure that make us feel overwhelmed and which need alleviating.

How’s My Support Network

We all have some level of support network, whether we recognise it or not. Here’s an opportunity to look at your support network and consider ways to strengthen it.

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Two Slices of Bread

Two Slices of Bread

BOOK REVIEW: Interned in a Japanese concentration camp—then finding peace at last… at the bottom of the world. This is the story of Dutch immigrant, Ingrid Cole.

Enduring the Dream

Enduring the Dream

BOOK REVIEW: This book is about the journey of a young 17-year-old, third generation sheep and cattle man who had a passion to serve God and believed God wanted him to dedicate his farming career to ministry.

100 Years on The Street

100 Years on The Street

Harvey Rees-Thomas’s new book captures a century of history and the unlikely survival and success of a Wellington church.


Myths about Faith and Work

Myths about Faith and Work

Kara Martin shares with us about how the Christian faith is not a part-time activity. It is to be lived out 24-7-52.

Secularism 101

Secularism 101

Many Christians are unfamiliar with the concept of secularism. They have not had the opportunity to consider the threat it poses for our society – for our children, and for future generations. This resource is designed to help readers understand what secularism is, recognise the ways it subtly shapes society, realise how it is contrary to God’s will, and discern how we should respond.

There’s more to marriage!

There’s more to marriage!

We’re confused about marriage. We want ceremonies with vows “till death parts us”, yet every year half as many divorce as marry. How do you picture “marriage”? Weddings, like Hollywood productions, present the dream of perfect couples, it’s all about love and fulfilment. But that Hollywood self-fulfilment picture of marriage isn’t true.