|ABM staff with local villagers in Myanmar. © ABM 2014|
ABM's partnerships and projects are built upon solid foundations of coordination and cooperation.
In Australia we work closely with churches, government and other NGOs to build best practice approaches to addressing poverty. Overseas, our partners empower their local communities to meet and work together so that the work of development is shared and successes are owned by the whole community.
Partnership acknowledges the strengths of both sides in the relationship. It strives for mutuality, equality, accountability and respect. Partnership in Mission has been a central feature of ABM’s work for more than 50 years.
ABM'S PARTNERS INCLUDE:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglicans
The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea
The Episcopal Church in the Philippines
Philippine Independent Church (Iglesia Filipina Independiente)
The Anglican Church of Melanesia
The Anglican Church of Korea
The Anglican Church of Myanmar (Burma)
The Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East
The Anglican Church of Kenya
The Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan
The Anglican Church in Zambia
The Amity Foundation, China
Suggested Guidelines for Successful Church Partnerships
In September 2015, a new publication from the ABM Partnerships Unit, Suggested Guidelines for Successful Church Partnerships was officially launched.
The guidelines are a useful resource, designed to help dioceses, parishes and schools think through the issues surrounding partnerships and avoid some of the pitfalls – like rushing in to fund projects when a relationship hasn’t been firmly established. It also highlights the benefits of working through a mission organisation such as ABM.