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What is Lent Event?

Lent Event is UnitingWorld's annual fundraising event, bringing people together to build peace and beat poverty. Pledge to live simply for the 40 days of Lent (26 Feb - 9 Apr 2020) and help make a difference for people striving to be free from poverty and injustice.


We are part of a global family who need each other more than ever. Our international partners are racing to adapt health and sanitation programs, using their networks to pass on vital health advice to their communities, preparing ways to help people find an income and supporting the poor and vulnerable in whatever ways they can.

Just like here in Australia, most of this support is happening from the isolation of their homes, but often with the additional challenges of limited healthcare, job security and internet; as well as and lack of reliable electricity and clean water. Many of our friends in places of poverty are caught between the safety of isolation and the need to work for food, despite the huge risks.

While we’re not sure what this will mean for each project, your donations will support us to work with our partners to determine the best way forward for them and the best way to help vulnerable people in their communities to stay safe and thrive long term. Please keep them in your prayers, as they are praying for us.

How it Works

Live Simply

Sign up as an individual or a team (church, family, community group). Pledge to live simply for 40 days, raising funds to help build peace and beat poverty!

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Be Inspired

Find videos, Bible studies and prayers to keep you inspired through Lent and sign up for our weekly 'Bread for the Road' reflections.

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Make a direct donation now or support a fundraiser to build peace and beat poverty.

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Our Spotlight this year

We all want to see an end to war and poverty.

Come with us to Ambon, Indonesia to find out how Christians and Muslims, led by UnitingWorld partners, are making it happen.

YOU can get involved by taking up a 40-day challenge to fundraise for projects that beat poverty and build peace.

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