The blog below is a personal reflection on World Refugee Week by Revd Rachel Carnegie, Co-Executive Director of the Anglican Alliance. Last year I met ‘Binyamin’, a young refugee from Afghanistan, who had fled to Europe when he was just 15. He then spent the next eight years being bounced from one country to another, […]
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This year during World Refugee Week, the Anglican Alliance has joined other Christian bodies to make a common statement on respecting the dignity and rights of refugees. The Anglican Alliance joined a group of 20 Christian organisations in issuing a statement to mark World Refugee Day. The statement celebrates solidarity and learning, and calls for […]
In an urgent response to the crisis in East Africa, the Bishops’ Appeal has launched an emergency appeal to raise funds for Christian Aid Ireland and Tearfund Ireland, who are working with partners in the regions to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance. It is appealing for contributions from parishes and individuals throughout Ireland to help […]
In April 2015, Bishops’ Appeal funded a project created by Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) to promote and build energy efficient stoves, known as Tsotso stoves, in Seke Ward 3 and Seke Ward 4 in Zimbabwe. These stoves are designed to use fuel more efficiently, so they will heat up and stay warm with less firewood. […]
In 2015, the Bishop’s Appeal provided Feed the Minds with a grant of £12,627 for their rural development project in Cameroon. Working through their partner, the International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV), they are providing training to marginalised women in vegetable farming to improve their productivity through new skills, including basic literacy. […]
I’m going to ask you a question and I want you to allow your mind to bring forth as many answers large and small to that question. Are you ready? What do you value? Where your treasure is, there your heart is also. What you value, is an integral part of what you build your […]
The Bishops’ Appeal Advisory Committee has supported the Tearfund IMPACT project on several occasions through multiple donations that have reached €20,000. The Committee was encouraged by reports of the success of the programme regarding the decrease to the point of eradication of Parent to Child HIV transmission. The committee was also interested in Tearfund’s approach, which […]
And you are to love the stranger, for you were once strangers’ Deut 10:19 As large scale conflict and economic destitution pushes thousands of people to travel perilously to find refuge, Archbishop Richard Clarke and Archbishop Michael Jackson call on members of the Church of Ireland to respond as an integral action of Christian faith […]
Thanks to Irish Aid Funding, Bishops’ Appeal has produced a leaflet full of information and guidelines entitled ‘Global Poverty and the Church’s Response’. Click here for the whole leaflet: Bishops Appeal Irish Aid Leaflet on Global Poverty One section explores the vast chasms that global inequality breeds. Here are the statistics from the leaflet…and some […]
The Situation: On Saturday 25th April, a powerful earthquake hit Nepal, leaving devastation in its wake. Bishops’ Appeal immediately became a conduit for any funds donated for rescue and relief efforts. Today, Archbishop Richard and Archbishop Michael have elevated this response to a Major Emergency Appeal. Currently over 4,300 people are dead with that figure […]
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour."
- Luke 4, vs 18 & 19 (NRSV)