- A Rocha International has appointed a new Executive Director, Ed Walker, who will begin officially on 1st September 2023. Ed was with Tearfund in Darfur before founding the homelessness charity Hope into Action.
He’s passionate about A Rocha’s vision and says “A Rocha’s work is so close to God’s heart: the environment, poverty, simple living, speaking out, justice, community, theology, education and science are all intrinsically interwoven with the command of Jesus to “preach Good News to all creation”. More information can be found here.
Here’s Ed! (photo from A Rocha website)
- 40th Birthday! A Rocha began in 1983 with a single project in Portugal. In September there will be a local gathering at Cruzinha, the centre in Portugal where it all began, and a virtual anniversary party for supporters. There’s also a special 40th birthday edition of A Rocha’s e-magazine, Field Notes for all to read.
- Field Notes Podcast: the latest edition of A Rocha’s podcast features Prarthini Selveindran based in Singapore (hello, from The Pollinator editor!). If you have some time to spare, I invite you to join me in reflecting on student ministry and learning from God’s two books: scripture and nature. You can find that here.