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You're invited to a season of prayer, simplicity and generosity that changes the world.

Lent Event is a unique fundraising activity to support the work of UnitingWorld. Over the 40-day season of Lent, give up something to help fight poverty and bring hope and healing to our world.

Lent Event is inspired by a simple but powerful idea:

Every one of us has a role to play in building a world free from poverty and injustice.

But with so much suffering and injustice demanding our attention, where do we begin?

We believe that positive change can start with the everyday choices we make; what we spend our limited time, attention and money on.

Lent Event gives an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, choosing to focus our lives on compassion, generosity and love for our neighbours across the world.

We encourage you to join us:

Pray

Prayer is powerful. Use our prayer guide to pray alongside our partners across the world and be inspired to make a difference. Go deeper and reflect on how to be a good global neighbour through our Bible Study series

Live simply

During the season of Lent, choose to give up something in solidarity with those who have less (coffee, alcohol, screens, cynicism?) or you could do something to walk more gently on the earth (dust off the bike and leave the car at home? Eat less meat and dairy?) Pick whatever unique activity you like!

Donate the money you would have spent on it to fight poverty and build hope in the world! Better yet, take up a fundraising challenge and get your friends and family to sponsor you.

Give

The money we raise together will help fight poverty and build hope across the Pacific, Asia and Africa through UnitingWorld and our international partners.

We hope you’ll join us. Together we’ll make a lasting difference, inspire others, and the practices we put in place will impact our lives and our world far beyond the 40 days.

Sign me up!



See what you’ll be supporting:

Poverty Alleviation

Gender Equality

Climate resilience

Strong Leadership

Emergency Response

Frequently asked questions

How can I be a part of Lent Event?

This Lent Event, we invite you to join us to:

Pray: use our prayer guide to pray for our partners across the globe.
Live simply: give up something in solidarity with those who have less.
Give: raise funds or donate to bring hope and healing.

Click here to set up a fundraising page!

How do I sponsor an individual or team?

Find the individual or team you would like to sponsor on the Fundraising Leader Board at the bottom of the Donate page. Click on their page and follow the donation prompts.

You can also sponsor an individual or team by calling us on 1800 998 122.

Where does the money I fundraise or donate go?

Since Lent Event started in 2009, people like you have helped raise an incredible $3 million!

The money you fundraise and donate will go towards where it's most needed. It will support life-changing projects run by our dedicated local partners in the Pacific, Asia and Africa to address the unique needs of their communities. These are some of the ways you could make a difference:

$25 can provide nutritious food to kids in Timor-Leste.
$50 can deliver pigs to a family in Indonesia.
$100 can provide job opportunities to a person with a disability in Sri Lanka.
$500 can send a girl to school in India.
$1,000 can supply clean water to a village in Papua New Guinea.

Where can I find resources?

You can download the digital prayer guide, Bible study, video and more on the Resources page.

If you would like to order physical copies of our resources, please register here or you can get in touch with us at info@unitingworld.org.au or call us on 1800 998 122.

What could I give up for Lent?

There are many things you can give up this Lent in solidarity with those who have less. Here are some ideas:

  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Your car
  • Single-use plastic
  • Social media
  • Meat

Who is UnitingWorld and how do you work?

UnitingWorld is the international aid and partnerships agency of the Uniting Church in Australia.

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

We work with and through churches, but our programs include all people, insuring no discrimination due to age, culture, gender, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or social or political affiliation.

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 a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct, we are held accountable to the highest standards of governance, financial transparency and effectiveness in our work. 

Learn more in our latest Annual Report.

How can I give feedback or lodge a complaint?

FEEDBACK

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

COMPLAINTS

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
complaints@unitingworld.org.au

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

Bring hope and healing this Lent

You can make a tangible difference in the lives of our global neighbours this Lent by setting yourself a fundraising challenges or giving a one-off donation.

How will you make a difference?

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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.