About Lent Event

Thanks for visiting Lent Event!

For forty days, we invite you to celebrate the season of Lent by reflecting on and rededicating yourself to Christ’s compassion and justice. Together, we’ve been part of helping achieve the lowest rates of global poverty than at any time in recorded history. It's a hopeful thought! But COVID-19 has reminded us how vulnerable we are; especially those living below the poverty line or fighting existing inequalities. 

Since 2009, UnitingWorld's Lent Event has raised over 3 million dollars to change the lives of people and communities in the Pacific, Asia and Africa through long-term partnerships.

Join other Christians as we learn together about how to be a good global neighbour through our Bible Study series. Put what you’re learning into action by pledging to live simply, and giving up something in solidarity with those who live with less (Action Ideas). You could count your steps each day (in solidarity with those who walk for water), reduce your plastic use (highlighting our care for creation and climate advocacy work) or cut back on screen time (in support of children’s education). Make a bigger difference by doing it together with friends or your congregation.

Lent Event is your opportunity to

change lives

As you learn about and raise funds for UnitingWorld's church partners, you're building peace, beating poverty and creating hope. And when you donate to the work, know that every dollar is a critical part of providing resources for our shared mission in the world. 

Thanks so much for being with us. With your help, we can't wait to see this work continue to thrive and expand!

Contact the team on 1800 998 122 if we can help you in your Lent Event journey!

With Love and Thanks, 

Dr Sureka Goringe
National Director



1. Sign up

Sign up to raise funds for clean water, education or climate action!



Download Bible Study

Get a group together during Lent to reflect on what it means to be a good global neighbour.



to join God’s people working to bring hope and healing around the world.


Frequently asked questions

What projects does Lent Event support?

We support projects in the Pacific, Asia and Africa that provide clean water, education, healthcare, leadership, child protection, small business startups, empowerment for women, and building resilience to disasters and climate change.

How does UnitingWorld use my support?

We work in partnership with local churches and Christian organisations. Our work is guided by determined and resourceful local communities who are best placed to identify sustainable solutions to the problems they face. We help provide the resourcing, training and accountability measures to ensure our partners can make the most difference in their communities.

All support given is used by UnitingWorld and our partners to build lives of hope and wholeness. UnitingWorld is accredited by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). As signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct, we are held accountable to the highest standards of governance, financial transparency and effectiveness in our work.

I’m a Lent Event coordinator. Where do I find resources?

We have provided a Bible study that can be downloaded here, full-colour hard copy booklets are also available.

Looking for old resources? They're still great! Click here to find resources from previous Lent Events.

I’ve never done Lent Event before. How do I get involved?

For lots of ideas on how to get involved, please visit our action ideas page. If you require more help please feel free to get in touch with us at info@unitingworld.org.au or call us on 1800 998 122 we're happy to help.

What sort of things could I give up to create change?

For more ideas on how you can live simply this Lent visit our action ideas page.

Who is UnitingWorld and where can I learn more?

To find out more about UnitingWorld and the work we do, please visit our home page here

How can I give feedback or lodge a complaint?


We value your feedback! Please contact us at info@unitingworld.org.au


UnitingWorld welcomes feedback and will respond constructively to complaints/incident reports from the people it works with, including supporters, donors, the general public, official bodies, and its partners. Complaints can be sent to UnitingWorld using the following contact details:

Contact: Manager, Compliance and Organisational Effectiveness

We are committed to full adherence to the ACFID Code of Conduct. Should you wish to lodge a complaint against UnitingWorld for breach of the Code, please email ACFID at code@acfid.asn.au or www.acfid.asn.au/content/complaints

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As a member of ACFID, UnitingWorld is held accountable to the highest standards of governance, financial transparency and effectiveness in our work.