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15 Julto16 Jul

NSW TEAR Conference 2016

As It Is In Heaven: Making space to embrace God's [beautiful] [redemptive] [restorative] reality TEAR Australia’s NSW Conference invites you to find hope in stories of Christ-shaped lives, to see glimpses of God's Kingdom amidst a broken world and to hear the call to be transformed by this alternative reality…

2016 Election Update

We saw some encouraging shifts this election with regard to attention on issues of Aid…

Junior Guides make a Splash!

Meet Lauren, a Junior Guide with a heart for the poor…

Why We Speak Up at Budget Time

The Federal Budget is just around the corner, and that means that the clock is ticking down to another scheduled cut to aid…

Meet our 2016 NSW Conference Volunteers!

We wanted to introduce you to our amazing volunteers for the upcoming NSW Conference…

Voices for Justice 2016

Be inspired…

NSW/ACT 2016 Events

We’re very excited about the opportunities the year will bring to explore together what it means to “act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God”…

Consume Purposefully: Two Easy Climate Justice Actions

There are many ways we can help to create a more just, sustainable future for all…

Next Steps in the Campaign for Australian Aid

During July, the Campaign for Australian Aid held a national summit to train up the people who will be at the centre of local community action in the lead up to the Federal election…

$1 Billion in cuts to Australian Aid - A prayerful response

We were deeply saddened by the recent Federal Budget announcement confirming $1 billion cuts to Australian aid spending…

Stand with Western Australian Aboriginal Communities

The WA Government’s proposed closure of nearly 150 remote Aboriginal communities has come about without consultation with the very people who stand to lose their homes…

Join us in celebrating the power of Australian Aid

Australian Aid helps people as they break down the barriers of poverty that prevent them from realising their potential and shape a better and fairer future…

Outstanding advocacy and leadership recognised in Awards

We are so proud that members of our TEAR family and former staff team have been recognised in awards by Australia’s peak council for humanitarian and international development organisations, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)! Matt Wade (TEAR member, former NSW State staff, and field worker) won the ACFID Media Award…

Joel Edwards on Leadership today for a more just tomorrow

In June and July 2014, Micah Challenge International Director Rev Joel Edwards presented a series of talks titled - Leadership today for a more Just Tomorrow…

News and Events for NSW (view all)

15 Julto16 Jul

NSW TEAR Conference 2016

As It Is In Heaven: Making space to embrace God's [beautiful] [redemptive] [restorative] reality TEAR Australia’s NSW Conference invites you to find hope in stories of Christ-shaped lives, to see glimpses of God's Kingdom amidst a broken world and to hear the call to be transformed by this alternative reality…

2016 Election Update

We saw some encouraging shifts this election with regard to attention on issues of Aid…

Exposure Experiences (DEEP) Information Session - NSW

Are you keen to come and see the amazing work of TEAR's partners for yourself?  Do you have the courage to go DEEPer in your journey of faith and justice?   Are you thinking about coming on an Exposure Experience with TEAR but have lots of questions?   Come to an Information Session to find out more about TEAR's upcoming Exposure Experiences to Cambodia and India in January 2017…

Junior Guides make a Splash!

Meet Lauren, a Junior Guide with a heart for the poor…

Why We Speak Up at Budget Time

The Federal Budget is just around the corner, and that means that the clock is ticking down to another scheduled cut to aid…

Meet our 2016 NSW Conference Volunteers!

We wanted to introduce you to our amazing volunteers for the upcoming NSW Conference…

Voices for Justice 2016

Be inspired…

The NSW Young Adults Group retreats to the Mountains

At the start of February some TEAR Young Adults had a few days away to hang out, walk, talk, eat, reflect and pray…

NSW/ACT 2016 Events

We’re very excited about the opportunities the year will bring to explore together what it means to “act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God”…

Consume Purposefully: Two Easy Climate Justice Actions

There are many ways we can help to create a more just, sustainable future for all…

Next Steps in the Campaign for Australian Aid

During July, the Campaign for Australian Aid held a national summit to train up the people who will be at the centre of local community action in the lead up to the Federal election…

$1 Billion in cuts to Australian Aid - A prayerful response

We were deeply saddened by the recent Federal Budget announcement confirming $1 billion cuts to Australian aid spending…

Stand with Western Australian Aboriginal Communities

The WA Government’s proposed closure of nearly 150 remote Aboriginal communities has come about without consultation with the very people who stand to lose their homes…

Join us in celebrating the power of Australian Aid

Australian Aid helps people as they break down the barriers of poverty that prevent them from realising their potential and shape a better and fairer future…

Outstanding advocacy and leadership recognised in Awards

We are so proud that members of our TEAR family and former staff team have been recognised in awards by Australia’s peak council for humanitarian and international development organisations, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)! Matt Wade (TEAR member, former NSW State staff, and field worker) won the ACFID Media Award…

Joel Edwards on Leadership today for a more just tomorrow

In June and July 2014, Micah Challenge International Director Rev Joel Edwards presented a series of talks titled - Leadership today for a more Just Tomorrow…

News and Events for NT (view all)

2016 Election Update

We saw some encouraging shifts this election with regard to attention on issues of Aid…

Why We Speak Up at Budget Time

The Federal Budget is just around the corner, and that means that the clock is ticking down to another scheduled cut to aid…

Voices for Justice 2016

Be inspired…

Consume Purposefully: Two Easy Climate Justice Actions

There are many ways we can help to create a more just, sustainable future for all…

Next Steps in the Campaign for Australian Aid

During July, the Campaign for Australian Aid held a national summit to train up the people who will be at the centre of local community action in the lead up to the Federal election…

$1 Billion in cuts to Australian Aid - A prayerful response

We were deeply saddened by the recent Federal Budget announcement confirming $1 billion cuts to Australian aid spending…

Stand with Western Australian Aboriginal Communities

The WA Government’s proposed closure of nearly 150 remote Aboriginal communities has come about without consultation with the very people who stand to lose their homes…

Join us in celebrating the power of Australian Aid

Australian Aid helps people as they break down the barriers of poverty that prevent them from realising their potential and shape a better and fairer future…

Outstanding advocacy and leadership recognised in Awards

We are so proud that members of our TEAR family and former staff team have been recognised in awards by Australia’s peak council for humanitarian and international development organisations, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)! Matt Wade (TEAR member, former NSW State staff, and field worker) won the ACFID Media Award…

Joel Edwards on Leadership today for a more just tomorrow

In June and July 2014, Micah Challenge International Director Rev Joel Edwards presented a series of talks titled - Leadership today for a more Just Tomorrow…

News and Events for QLD (view all)

04 Aug

Exposure Experiences (DEEP) Information Session - QLD

Are you keen to come and see the amazing work of TEAR's partners for yourself?  Do you have the courage to go DEEPer in your journey of faith and justice?   Are you thinking about coming on an Exposure Experience with TEAR but have lots of questions?   Come to an Information Session to find out more about TEAR's upcoming Exposure Experiences to Cambodia and India in January 2017…

New Mackay TEAR Group

We have just added the new  Mackay TEAR Group to our growing list of Queensland TEAR Groups!   Last month we added The Gap, Hervey Bay and Townsville TEAR Groups!  And all groups are all keen to add new members!  If you would like more details about any of the new groups or other groups across the state please contact Di - details are below…

2016 Election Update

We saw some encouraging shifts this election with regard to attention on issues of Aid…

Aunty Jean’s Annual Christian Leadership Dinner

Please come along and support Aunty Jean's Annual Christian Leadership Dinner! When: Saturday - 6th August - 6…

Three new TEAR Groups in Queensland!

The Gap,  Hervey Bay, Townsville   Three new TEAR Groups are about to launch! And they are keen to add new members!  If you would like more details about any of the new groups or others please contact Di - details are below…

Inner South TEAR Group raises funds!

The Inner South TEAR Group recently organised a great night for group members and friends with guest speakers and a simple meal!  Helen Beazley, a member of the TEAR Group wrote, "At the encouragement of TEAR Australia staff in Queensland, the Brisbane Inner City TEAR Group recently took up the challenge of hosting a small fundraiser…

Dave Andrews’ 30 Year Celebration

On the 27 June TEAR supporters gathered at St Andrew’s Anglican West End for a very special celebration to wrap up Dave Andrews’ time with TEAR…

New Townsville TEAR Group

A new TEAR Group is about to commence in Townsville…

Why We Speak Up at Budget Time

The Federal Budget is just around the corner, and that means that the clock is ticking down to another scheduled cut to aid…

Voices for Justice 2016

Be inspired…

Community Orientation Course

The 'Community Orientation Course' course includes input, in a variety of styles, from local people who are exploring non-violence, food ethics and environmental issues, and those who work alongside indigenous groups, migrants, refugees and others who are struggling with serious disadvantages and significant disabilities…

TEAR QLD Calendar of Events 2016

February TEAR groups commence…

Consume Purposefully: Two Easy Climate Justice Actions

There are many ways we can help to create a more just, sustainable future for all…

Next Steps in the Campaign for Australian Aid

During July, the Campaign for Australian Aid held a national summit to train up the people who will be at the centre of local community action in the lead up to the Federal election…

$1 Billion in cuts to Australian Aid - A prayerful response

We were deeply saddened by the recent Federal Budget announcement confirming $1 billion cuts to Australian aid spending…

Stand with Western Australian Aboriginal Communities

The WA Government’s proposed closure of nearly 150 remote Aboriginal communities has come about without consultation with the very people who stand to lose their homes…

News and Events for SA (view all)

TEAR is offering Simulations Games

You are invited to book a night for your church, youth group or school…

01 Aug

Exposure Experiences (DEEP) Information Session - SA

Are you keen to come and see the amazing work of TEAR's partners for yourself?  Do you have the courage to go DEEPer in your journey of faith and justice?   Are you thinking about coming on an Exposure Experience with TEAR but have lots of questions?   Come to an Information Session to find out more about TEAR's upcoming Exposure Experiences to Cambodia and India in January 2017…

09 Septo11 Sep

Surrender 16 Adelaide Love God Love Neighbour Love Enemy

SURRENDER Adelaide: save the date! 9-11 September SURRENDER is coming to Adelaide! Make sure you save the date for this fantastic weekend event…

12 Sep

Adelaide Just Leadership Masterclass

TEAR Australia's Just Leadership Masterclass is a one-day, practically geared seminar designed to empower and motivate church leaders in Australia in developing and sustaining mission and development programs for the 21st Century…

Upcoming TEAR events

TEAR are hosting, or involved in running, a number of amazing events over the next few months…

2016 Election Update

We saw some encouraging shifts this election with regard to attention on issues of Aid…

TEAR Down Under - January Bicycle Fundraiser

Are you a keen cyclist?  Would you like to try your legs on some of the biggest and most exciting hills around Adelaide during the Tour Down Under? TEAR is planning to run a 4 day bike tour culminating in the Bupa Challange as a fund raiser for TEAR's amazing work…

Why We Speak Up at Budget Time

The Federal Budget is just around the corner, and that means that the clock is ticking down to another scheduled cut to aid…

Voices for Justice 2016

Be inspired…

Praying for Change @ the Joinery

On the second Wednesday of every month at 4:00 at the TEAR SA office will host a prayer meeting…

Tea and Sympathy @ the Joinery

The South Australian TEAR Staff invite you to join them for Tea and Sympathy at 4:00 on the last Wednesday of every month…

Consume Purposefully: Two Easy Climate Justice Actions

There are many ways we can help to create a more just, sustainable future for all…

Next Steps in the Campaign for Australian Aid

During July, the Campaign for Australian Aid held a national summit to train up the people who will be at the centre of local community action in the lead up to the Federal election…

$1 Billion in cuts to Australian Aid - A prayerful response

We were deeply saddened by the recent Federal Budget announcement confirming $1 billion cuts to Australian aid spending…

Stand with Western Australian Aboriginal Communities

The WA Government’s proposed closure of nearly 150 remote Aboriginal communities has come about without consultation with the very people who stand to lose their homes…

Join us in celebrating the power of Australian Aid

Australian Aid helps people as they break down the barriers of poverty that prevent them from realising their potential and shape a better and fairer future…

Outstanding advocacy and leadership recognised in Awards

We are so proud that members of our TEAR family and former staff team have been recognised in awards by Australia’s peak council for humanitarian and international development organisations, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)! Matt Wade (TEAR member, former NSW State staff, and field worker) won the ACFID Media Award…

Joel Edwards on Leadership today for a more just tomorrow

In June and July 2014, Micah Challenge International Director Rev Joel Edwards presented a series of talks titled - Leadership today for a more Just Tomorrow…

News and Events for TAS (view all)

2016 Election Update

We saw some encouraging shifts this election with regard to attention on issues of Aid…

Why We Speak Up at Budget Time

The Federal Budget is just around the corner, and that means that the clock is ticking down to another scheduled cut to aid…

Voices for Justice 2016

Be inspired…

Church Engagement Volunteers Needed

TEAR Australia is seeking two committed and willing key volunteers to join our Tasmanian church engagement team…

New Volunteering Opportunities in Victoria - Join our Team!

Young Adults Intern Are you passionate about mobilising Young Adults to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly? Do you enjoy walking alongside Young Adults, spurring them on in their faith? Then, we would love to hear from you! The TEAR Victorian team is looking for a new Young Adults Intern to continue the great work started by our current intern of supporting and growing our well established Young Adults Network in Melbourne…

VIC/TAS TEAR 2016 Dates

Hi friends! Welcome to 2016! We look back on 2015 and are grateful for all God has done through our wonderful supporters and project partners throughout the world and are excited for all that 2016 will hold…

Consume Purposefully: Two Easy Climate Justice Actions

There are many ways we can help to create a more just, sustainable future for all…

Next Steps in the Campaign for Australian Aid

During July, the Campaign for Australian Aid held a national summit to train up the people who will be at the centre of local community action in the lead up to the Federal election…

$1 Billion in cuts to Australian Aid - A prayerful response

We were deeply saddened by the recent Federal Budget announcement confirming $1 billion cuts to Australian aid spending…

Stand with Western Australian Aboriginal Communities

The WA Government’s proposed closure of nearly 150 remote Aboriginal communities has come about without consultation with the very people who stand to lose their homes…

Join us in celebrating the power of Australian Aid

Australian Aid helps people as they break down the barriers of poverty that prevent them from realising their potential and shape a better and fairer future…

Outstanding advocacy and leadership recognised in Awards

We are so proud that members of our TEAR family and former staff team have been recognised in awards by Australia’s peak council for humanitarian and international development organisations, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)! Matt Wade (TEAR member, former NSW State staff, and field worker) won the ACFID Media Award…

Joel Edwards on Leadership today for a more just tomorrow

In June and July 2014, Micah Challenge International Director Rev Joel Edwards presented a series of talks titled - Leadership today for a more Just Tomorrow…

News and Events for VIC (view all)

04 Aug

Exposure Experiences (DEEP) Information Session - VIC

Are you keen to come and see the amazing work of TEAR's partners for yourself?  Do you have the courage to go DEEPer in your journey of faith and justice?   Are you thinking about coming on an Exposure Experience with TEAR but have lots of questions?   Come to an Information Session to find out more about TEAR's upcoming Exposure Experiences to Cambodia and India in January 2017…

16 Sep

Just Leadership Seminar Melbourne 2016

Just Leadership Seminar - Good Development Masterclass Melbourne 2016 This year in Melbourne, TEAR Australia is parnering with ACCI Relief to bring you the 2016 Just Leadership Seminar - Good Development Masterclass…

2016 Election Update

We saw some encouraging shifts this election with regard to attention on issues of Aid…

Meet the TEAR Victoria Intern Team

Bec Cooper - Young Adults  I’m currently studying a Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics at La Trobe University…

TEAR Victoria Young Adults Network Now Meeting in the Inner North!

This is what you have been waiting for! The TEAR Victoria Young Adults Network is now meeting in the Inner North!  TEAR's Vic Young Adults Network is a well established movement of young adults who gather together every month to eat, catch up, pray and learn from a variety of people involved in an array of really interesting work…

Why We Speak Up at Budget Time

The Federal Budget is just around the corner, and that means that the clock is ticking down to another scheduled cut to aid…

Voices for Justice 2016

Be inspired…

New Volunteering Opportunities in Victoria - Join our Team!

Young Adults Intern Are you passionate about mobilising Young Adults to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly? Do you enjoy walking alongside Young Adults, spurring them on in their faith? Then, we would love to hear from you! The TEAR Victorian team is looking for a new Young Adults Intern to continue the great work started by our current intern of supporting and growing our well established Young Adults Network in Melbourne…

VIC/TAS TEAR 2016 Dates

Hi friends! Welcome to 2016! We look back on 2015 and are grateful for all God has done through our wonderful supporters and project partners throughout the world and are excited for all that 2016 will hold…

2015 TEAR Vic Gathering - Wrap Up

On Saturday the 24th of October 150 people from all over Victoria gathered for TEAR's 2015 Vic Gathering…

Consume Purposefully: Two Easy Climate Justice Actions

There are many ways we can help to create a more just, sustainable future for all…

Next Steps in the Campaign for Australian Aid

During July, the Campaign for Australian Aid held a national summit to train up the people who will be at the centre of local community action in the lead up to the Federal election…

$1 Billion in cuts to Australian Aid - A prayerful response

We were deeply saddened by the recent Federal Budget announcement confirming $1 billion cuts to Australian aid spending…

Stand with Western Australian Aboriginal Communities

The WA Government’s proposed closure of nearly 150 remote Aboriginal communities has come about without consultation with the very people who stand to lose their homes…

Join us in celebrating the power of Australian Aid

Australian Aid helps people as they break down the barriers of poverty that prevent them from realising their potential and shape a better and fairer future…

Outstanding advocacy and leadership recognised in Awards

We are so proud that members of our TEAR family and former staff team have been recognised in awards by Australia’s peak council for humanitarian and international development organisations, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)! Matt Wade (TEAR member, former NSW State staff, and field worker) won the ACFID Media Award…

Joel Edwards on Leadership today for a more just tomorrow

In June and July 2014, Micah Challenge International Director Rev Joel Edwards presented a series of talks titled - Leadership today for a more Just Tomorrow…

News and Events for WA (view all)

03 Aug

Exposure Experiences (DEEP) Information Session - WA

Are you keen to come and see the amazing work of TEAR's partners for yourself?  Do you have the courage to go DEEPer in your journey of faith and justice?   Are you thinking about coming on an Exposure Experience with TEAR but have lots of questions?   Come to an Information Session to find out more about TEAR's upcoming Exposure Experiences to Cambodia and India in January 2017…

2016 Election Update

We saw some encouraging shifts this election with regard to attention on issues of Aid…

Why We Speak Up at Budget Time

The Federal Budget is just around the corner, and that means that the clock is ticking down to another scheduled cut to aid…

Voices for Justice 2016

Be inspired…

2016 WA Not to Be Missed Events

September 13th: Just Leadership A must attend for pastors and leader who would like to be taken deeper into the theme of good development…

Consume Purposefully: Two Easy Climate Justice Actions

There are many ways we can help to create a more just, sustainable future for all…

Next Steps in the Campaign for Australian Aid

During July, the Campaign for Australian Aid held a national summit to train up the people who will be at the centre of local community action in the lead up to the Federal election…

Volunteering Opportunities at TEAR WA

Are you interested in using your skills and passion to help out the work that TEAR does here in WA?  Then browse the following volunteer opportunities to see if there is anything that matches your skills and energy, and contact Phil Croot (0418 243 680 or

$1 Billion in cuts to Australian Aid - A prayerful response

We were deeply saddened by the recent Federal Budget announcement confirming $1 billion cuts to Australian aid spending…

Stand with Western Australian Aboriginal Communities

The WA Government’s proposed closure of nearly 150 remote Aboriginal communities has come about without consultation with the very people who stand to lose their homes…

WA TEAR Groups

In 2015 TEAR WA is focusing on the support, renewal and growth of local TEAR groups…

Join us in celebrating the power of Australian Aid

Australian Aid helps people as they break down the barriers of poverty that prevent them from realising their potential and shape a better and fairer future…

Outstanding advocacy and leadership recognised in Awards

We are so proud that members of our TEAR family and former staff team have been recognised in awards by Australia’s peak council for humanitarian and international development organisations, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)! Matt Wade (TEAR member, former NSW State staff, and field worker) won the ACFID Media Award…

Joel Edwards on Leadership today for a more just tomorrow

In June and July 2014, Micah Challenge International Director Rev Joel Edwards presented a series of talks titled - Leadership today for a more Just Tomorrow…

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