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 […]
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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)