There is a crisis
Every day, millions of people experience vulnerability, isolation and injustice. Families go through tough times, health and wellbeing is challenged, education fails children and people face unemployment.
At the same time the Church whose mandate is ‘love thy neighbour’ is sometimes perceived as irrelevant, bigoted and discredited by society.
Cinnamon Network International is on a mission to change that.
Cinnamon Network International was formed to respond to invitations from countries around the world to help them set up a national network to help churches transform communities.
2019 Key Statistics
Local Churches Helped
People Cared For
Our National Networks
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🇺🇸 United States
Cinnamon Network International was invited to Australia to explore supporting them to start a Cinnamon Network to help churches transform communities across the country.
In March 2019 our founder met with 50 national leaders one to one and then in June met with local church leader round tables in 5 states. Following this extensive consultation there was a clear census to proceed.
Tim Costello, former CEO of World Vision Australia and media spokesperson became the Patron, a National Board was formed and the five round table gatherings became stakeholder Councils.
Six brilliant church-led community projects from across the country were invited to become Cinnamon Recognised Projects and are already replicating in 913 local churches.
Report from our Australian Network
“Samantha a single mum who in her strained situation found herself getting angry and lashing out physically at her three children. Sam discovered that one of her children was lying to cover up her violence which motivated her to get help. She joined a Circuit Breaker group run by the local church and learned strategies for dealing with her anger. Sam explained that she was transformed and has now helped run the programme for others.”
Faith Action Audits
In the United States we launched two Cinnamon Faith Action Audits in New York City that showcased the incredible contribution the faith community makes to the heart of civic life.
The reports were launched at Movement Day and have spearheaded valuable conversations between church and city leaders about the role of the church in Washington Heights/Inwood and East New York.