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All Age Sermon Outline: Harvest

Sheep versus Goats? Explore the parable of the sheep and the goats by talking about their differences and how we can be more like sheep when listening to God and responding to others in need. All Age Harvest Sermon Bishops Appeal

All Age Sermon Outline: Back to School Time

The Extraordinary Life of a Pencil: Exploring our interconnected world, our potential in the hands of God and literacy projects supported through Bishops Appeal, this sermon outline has a lot to offer! Originally for use in conjunction with the Cashel, Ferns and Ossory Diocesan Link Projects which focus on literacy in Democratic Republic of Congo […]

Welcoming the Stranger: World Refugee Week, Day 5

Focus on Cyprus This week, during World Refugee Week, the Anglican Alliance is showcasing examples where Anglican and Episcopal churches around the world are responding to refugees with practical assistance, welcoming refugees in to their communities and discovering mutual enrichment through this engagement. Food: The International Language Last month in Cyprus a new initiative began […]

Welcoming the Stranger: World Refugee Week, Day 4

Focus on Canterbury This week, during World Refugee Week, the Anglican Alliance is showcasing examples where Anglican and Episcopal churches around the world are responding to refugees with practical assistance, welcoming refugees in to their communities and discovering mutual enrichment through this engagement. In the Diocese of Canterbury in the UK, the church has looked […]

Welcoming the Stranger: World Refugee Week, Day 3

Focus on Jordan   In Jordan the local church is working to respond to the practical needs of refugees with disabilities living in the refugee camps.   The Holy Land Institute for Deaf and Deaf-blind Children has been working with children with disabilities in Jordan for over 50 years after its foundation by the Episcopal […]

Welcoming the Stranger: World Refugee Week, Day 2

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, […]

Welcoming the Stranger: World Refugee Week, Day 1

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 […]

East Africa Emergency Appeal

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 […]

Project Update: Fuel Efficient Stoves in Zimbabwe

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. […]

Project Update: Training to Build Marginalised Women’s Capacity in Vegetable Farming

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. […]