More than 30 leaders from world religions and global faith-based organisations have come together to commit themselves to a collective action to end extreme poverty by 2030. This is a goal shared by the World Bank Group, which has convened this dialogue process with faith groups under the leadership of World Bank President Jim Kim. The declaration, Ending Extreme Poverty: A Moral and Spiritual Imperative, sets out the vision for action: that humanity has both the responsibility and the capability to lift the last billion people out of extreme poverty in our generation. The Anglican Alliance participated in the roundtable hosted by the World Bank in February 2015, and has signed up to the declaration.
Today the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, spoke through a video message to the worldwide audience gathered for the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day. The Archbishop highlighted the moral and faith imperative to end inequalities in our world, during an event seeking to inspire urgent and effective action on ending extreme poverty and addressing climate change.
The Anglican Diocese of Rumonge in Burundi has asked for prayer after heavy rains on 22 March and 5 April triggered landslides that have killed more than 14 people and caused significant property damage some 35km south of the capital Bujumbura.
Anglicans and other religious leaders speak out and call for collective action following attacks on a University in Garissa, Kenya, which killed 147 students and injured 79 others.
In a conference call that brought together the Church of Pakistan and Anglican churches and agencies around the Communion, the Anglican Alliance heard from Bishop Irfan Jamil, Bishop of Lahore Diocese, on the priorities for his church and community after the recent bombings.
A group of 17 Anglican Bishops from all six continents have called for urgent prayer and action on the “unprecedented climate crisis”. Their Declaration The World Is Our Host: A Call to Urgent Action for Climate Justice released today sets a new agenda on climate change for the 85 million-strong Anglican Communion.
The role of the church in responding to the cyclone in Vanuatu has been recognised by secular media in both Australia and the UK. The Anglican Alliance remains in close touch with the Anglican Church of Melanesia and its partners to share updates from the situation.
This Lent, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting churches to pray on Sunday 29 March for those affected by conflict in the Middle East.
The Anglican Alliance has been working with Coventry University and the International Centre for Reconciliation based at Coventry Cathedral on research into the church’s role in conflict prevention.
Fe’i Tevi remembers the cyclone that wreaked destruction across Vanuatu, and Dr Abraham Hauriasi, General Secretary of the Anglican Church in Melanesia, updates the Anglican Communion and reveals relief response.