“Do you know what we want? We want justice—oceans of it. We want fairness—rivers of it. That’s what we want. That’s all we want.” Amos 5:24 (The Message)
In a recent visit to the Diocese of Peshawar, Pakistan, Andy Bowerman, Co-Director for the Anglican Alliance, heard from those affected by the bombing of All Saints Church last year. He writes this reflection.
The Anglican Alliance has added its name to a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, asking that ‘no target be considered met unless met for all social and economic groups’.
Episcopal Relief & Development has today launched the Pastors and Disasters Toolkit, marking the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction and equipping local churches to plan and prepare more effectively to reduce and manage risks from disasters.
On Sunday 19th October 2014, Freedom Sunday, churches will join together to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery in a day of worship, prayer and action.
A statement signed by Archbishop Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, Primate of the Church of West Africa, called on churches worldwide to “express their solidarity by observing one Sunday as Ebola Sunday to pray and mobilize resources for the affected areas in the sub-region or West Africa.”
Bishop Bahati is appealing to churches and partners for prayers and financial aid as the church supports those who have fled their homes after an attack on a gathering at Mutarule Pentecostal Church in South Kivu Province in June 2014.
“p1″>The Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Revd Nicholas Holtam, has signed a global petition demanding that climate change be an urgent item of business at the upcoming G20 Summit in Brisbane.
Recent news from the Anglican Diocese of Perth highlights their commitment to tackling climate change, saying, “Church must not profit from industries that contribute to climate change and destroy the lives and livelihoods of poor communities and countries.”
Michael Roy, Anglican Alliance Facilitator for Asia, reports on the Church of Bangladesh’s Community Health Programme being run across the nation supported by Us (formerly USPG).